Achiuwa is ranked No. 17 in the ESPN 100; he is a 6-foot-9 forward from New York who attends Montverde Academy (Florida). He slots in as the No. 5 power forward in the country but will likely play small forward at the next level.
Achiuwa is a high-level athlete with long arms, agile feet and good positional size. He has tremendous value on the defensive end of the floor, where he is capable of guarding the pick-and-roll, moving his feet laterally on the perimeter and even serving as a secondary rim protector. On offense, Achiuwa is most effective in transition, where he runs the floor extremely well, is quick off his feet as a finisher and can play through contact.
He earned McDonald’s All American honors this season and was the most productive player in March’s game with 22 points and nine rebounds in 17 minutes off the bench. He also averaged 14.5 points and 8.1 rebounds per game for New Heights on the Under Armour Association circuit last spring and summer.
Hardaway now has the No. 1 class in his first full recruiting cycle as Memphis coach. Achiuwa joins a loaded 2019 group that includes No. 1 overall prospect James Wiseman; five-star forward D.J. Jeffries (No. 25); ESPN 100 four-stars Rejean “Boogie” Ellis (No. 38), Lester Quinones (No. 81) and Malcolm Dandridge (No. 100); and local four-star prospect Damian Baugh.
ESPN recruiting analyst Adam Finkelstein contributed to this report.