Precious Achiuwa Bio: Dating, Contracts & Endorsements

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Precious Achiuwa is the son of Nigerian parents of Igbo descent. He plays power forward for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Achiuwa played collegiate basketball for the Memphis Tigers at the University of Memphis.

The 24 years old is in his third year in the NBA and has already found his preferred pace. He does not let the game speed him up and is more in control.

When he makes his way to the basket, there are only a few in the league who can stop him from getting where he wants to go.

Precious Achiuwa
NBA Player Precious Achiuwa (Source: Instagram)

He is currently one of the cores of the Raptors. Even though he ended his 2021-22 season on a high note, he struggled tremendously to begin 2022-23 before missing 24 games because of an ankle injury.

Upon his return, he steadily improved his gameplay and proved instrumental in winning games, not just on a single occasion.

Quick Facts

Full Name Precious Ezinna Achiuwa 
Known As Precious Achiuwa 
Nickname Precious
Birthdate September 19, 1999
Age 24 Years Old
Birthplace  Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Current Residence Toronto, Canada
Father’s Name Donatus Achiuwa
Mother’s Name Eunice Achiuwa
Siblings God’sgift Achiuwa
Nationality Nigerian
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend None
Children Not Yet
Built Athletic
Sexual Orientation Straight
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Height 6 ft. 8 in/2.03 m/203 cm
Weight 225 lb/102 kg
Ethnicity African
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Profession Professional Basketball Player
Education Our Saviour Lutheran School, St. Benedict’s Prep, Montverde Academy, University of Memphis
NBA Draft Miami Heat: 2020 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20th Overall
Awards & Achievements ACC Player of the Year (2020)
Playing Career 2020-Present
Association Miami Heat (2020-2021)

Toronto Raptors (2021-Present)

Position Power Forward
Shirt Number 5
Salary $3.12 Million
Net Worth $1-$5 Million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch  Signed Rookie Card
Last Update February 2024

Early Life & Education

Early Life

Born on September 18, 1999, in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, Precious Achiuwa is currently 24. Based on his birth date, he falls under the sun sign of Virgo, known for being creative, hardworking, reliable & patient.

Achiuwa grew up in a relatively large family. He has three brothers, God’sgift, God’swill and Promise, and two sisters, Grace and Peace.

Precious Achiuwa With His Family
Precious Achiuwa With His Family (Source: Twitter)

His father, Donatus, and mother, Eunice, are Pentecostal ministers.

Basketball was not Achiuwa’s first love. He grew up playing soccer and only focused on basketball when he reached eighth grade.

After that, he moved to the States.

Education

After moving to the States, Precious played basketball for Our Saviour Lutheran School in New York as a freshman.

Following that, he attended St. Benedict’s Prep School in Newark, New Jersey. While there, he was named to the MaxPreps Junior All-American second team.

For his senior year, he transferred to Montverde Academy in Florida.

Precious Achiuwa
Younger Precious Achiuwa And His Teammates (Source: Complex)

After high school, Precious committed to play collegiate basketball for the Memphis Tigers at the University of Memphis under head coach Penny Hardaway.

While with the Tigers, he was named the Freshman of the Year and AAC Player after the regular season.

After his remarkable freshman season, Achiuwa declared for the 2020 NBA Draft.

Career

As anticipated by the scouts and recruits, he was drafted 20th overall in the first round of the 2020 NBA Draft by the Miami Heat.

In November same year, he signed a four-year rookie contract with the team.

However, after a season with the Heat, Achiuwa was acquired by the Raptors via a sign-and-trade deal in exchange for point guard Kyle Lowry.

Precious Achiuwa
NBA Star Precious Achiuwa (Source: Instagram)

Achiuwa made his season debut for the Raptors on October 20, 2021, and recorded six points, two assists, and seven rebounds in 19 minutes of the play against the Washington Wizards.

Even though he suffered a minor setback during the season start, he has improved his gameplay and proved to be one of the core members of the Raptors roster.

He is shooting 57% from the field and 40% from three-point range.

Achiuwa had the only flaw of playing with too much energy, but now it seems like he has changed his way of playing.

Awards & Achievements

The Toronto Raptors’ power forward, Precious Achiuwa, has achieved much quicker. It’s been just three seasons since he began his NBA journey, but his list of accomplishments is no less than any veteran.

Here are a few of the awards he has garnered over the years.

  • AAC Player of the Year (2020)
  • First-team All-AAC (2020)
  • AAC Freshman of the Year (2020)
  • McDonald’s All-American (2019)

Net Worth & Contracts

While several sources on the internet have claimed Precious Achiuwa’s net worth to be $6 million, it seems far from true.

To elaborate, the man is in his third NBA season and has not scored any major long-term deal with the team.

After his rookie contract, he might hit the jackpot given his stellar performance this season, but claiming his net worth to be $6 million seems vague without any credible sources for now.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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But if we were to look from his endorsement deals standpoint, this might make a little sense.

In April 2021, Achiuwa signed a multi-year shoe deal with Anta, joining Klay Thompson and Gordon Hayward.

Since none of the parties have revealed the actual financial arrangements, it is still unsure how much this deal contributes to his wealth.

Contracts

On November 2020, Precious agreed on a four-year $12.51 million rookie contract with the Miami Heat.

According to the contract clauses, he is subject to receiving the full amount guaranteed with an average annual salary of $3.12 million.

In October 2021, the Raptors exercised a $2.84 million option for the 2022-23 season. Similarly, the team exercised a $4.38 million option for the 2023-24 season the following year.

But after the 2022-23 season, Precious will be eligible for a rookie extension, which could be worth $195 million with an average annual salary of $33.63 million.

Relationships & Social Media

Precious Achiuwa is one of the youngest Raptors currently focusing solely on his career.

There has been no news about his romantic entanglements. But we can never be 100% sure about this subject matter. He might be dating someone that he is yet to reveal.

However, based on his social media posts, it seems like the power forward is enjoying his blissful single life.

Precious Achiuwa
Precious Achiuwa Posing For A Picture (Source: Instagram)

From the look of his Instagram, where he has over 181k followers, it is safe to say that the man loves fashion and branded designer clothes.

He can be seen donning some of the most expensive designer outfits. Man of taste, aye?

Besides, he shares his travel diaries, game updates, and other casual posts on the platform.

Unknown Facts About Precious Achiuwa

  • God’sgift, Precious’s older brother, played collegiate basketball for St. John’s from 2011 to 2014.
  • On November 24, 2021, Precious made a career-high three 3-pointers in a 126-113 win against the Grizzlies.
  • He was named American Athletic Conference Player of the Week on November 25, 2019.

Popularity Graph 

Popularity of Precious Achiuwa
Popularity of Precious Achiuwa Over The Past 12 Months (Source: Google)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

What religion is Precious Achiuwa?

Since his parents are Pentecostal ministers, it’s only natural that he follow Pentecostal.

How much are Raptors courtside tickets?

Courtside tickets might cost around $1,620.

Pranaya Poudel
Pranaya Poudelhttp://playersbio.com
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