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Tuesday / September 17.
  • Precious Achiuwa expected to announce this weekend

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    After huddling with his family in New York, Precious Achiuwa will make his college choice “this weekend,” he announced on Twitter.

    Ranked the No. 14 prospect in 2019 and the No. 4 small forward by 247Sports.com, the 6-foot-9 McDonald’s All-American forward from Montverde (FL) Academy is expected to choose between Kansas and Memphis. Georgia and North Carolina are no longer in the mix, sources said.

    Kansas has also been heavily involved. Jayhawks assistant Norm Roberts has visited Montverde several times. Achiuwa visited campus in late February.

    “I think the pitch for every school has been the same in terms of just coming in, fitting into the system they have and just being able to play and taking a role right away,” Achiuwa said at the McDonald’s All-American Game.

    Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway and staff have come on strong and Achiuwa took an official there in late April .

    “I like the way they play,” Achiuwa said. “I like the coaching staff a lot. They play a fast ball. They have the coaching staff that have been where a lot of us area trying to get to, so obviously they have an idea. They have the feel of what it’s like to be at the next level. They’re gonna translate that to us and teach us what the next level is about.”

    Memphis commit James Wiseman, the newly-minted Gatorade and Wooten National Player of the Year, has been actively recruiting Achiuwa. So has new commit Lester Quinones.

    Asked he might fit alongside the 7-foot-1 Wiseman he said: “I feel like I can play alongside anybody because of the way my game is set up. Because of the type of player I am, I can play multiple positions. It doesn’t matter who I play with, I can conform to playing with any type of player.”

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.