Precious Achiuwa talks about former teammate James Wiseman

Precious Achiuwa talks about former teammate James Wiseman
Precious Achiuwa talks about former teammate James Wiseman (Source: WMC Action News 5)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Saying goodbye to family is never easy, even if that family happens to be a basketball team. And it's especially difficult for the players left behind.

But with Wiseman now gone, the rest of the talented U of M team is forced to come to grips with the reality that their path to glory is now that much tougher without their top player.

Tiger Forward and fellow five-star recruit Precious Achiuwa had this to say about his former teammate,

"The thing is … I can't really say I could put myself in his shoes because I didn't really understand what he was going through from a personal standpoint,” said Achiuwa. "He was at a place where he had a lot going on. Obviously, a lot of things. Especially when things like that happen you have a lot of people trying to talk to you, and I respect the way he handled it, and I think he made the best decision for him moving forward."

So, how will the 11th ranked Tigers regroup -- especially with a game coming up Saturday against Jackson State?

Find out Saturday at FedExForum.

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