Achiuwa, a 6-foot-9, 215-pound New York City native, is regarded as the No. 14 overall prospect in the Class of 2019 by 247Sports
, and had UConn, Kansas and North Carolina vying for his recruitment.
Video: Precious Achiuwa highlightsSee new Memphis pledge in action during his high school career.
Achiuwa gives Memphis and second-year head coach Penny Hardaway seven highly touted incoming players — comprising the nation's top-ranked recruiting class.
As a senior, Achiuwa led No. 4 Montverde Academy (22-3) in scoring and rebounding, averaging 14 points and 7.2 rebounds per contest to earn fifth team MaxPreps All-American recognition.
Achiuwa turned in solid showings recently in the prestigious McDonald's All-American (22 points, nine rebounds) game and Nike Hoops Summit (15 points, 11 rebounds).