5-star recruit Precious Achiuwa commits to Memphis

5-star recruit Precious Achiuwa commits to Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Penny Hardaway and the University of Memphis just landed another five-star basketball recruit.

Precious Achiuwa, ESPN's number 17 overall recruit, told ESPN that he is committing to Memphis.

A Twitter video from SportsCenter confirmed the announcement.

“I’ve decided to attend the University of Memphis because I trust Coach Penny (Hardaway), Coach Mike (Miller) and Coach Sam (Mitchell) and it feels like home. And I believe it’ll help me prepare for the next level,” Achiuwa said.

Achiuwa is a 6′9 forward out of Montverde Academy in Florida. He chose Memphis over UConn, Syracuse and Kansas. He played alongside fellow Memphis commit James Wiseman in the McDonald’s All-American Game in March.

Memphis is now out of scholarships to give, but has the top-ranked recruiting class for 2019.

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