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Neemias Queta Declares for the NBA Draft

Queta finishes his final season with Utah State

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Utah State Center Neemias Queta has made the decision to forgo his senior season and will enter the 2021 NBA Draft.

During the 2020-2021 season, Queta averaged 14.9 ppg (56% shooting), 10.1 rebounds per game, 3.3 blocks per game, and two assists per game. He was an essential part to Utah State having success this season and an important reason as to why the Aggies were able to make the NCAA Tournament this year.

In his freshman season, Queta averaged 11.8 ppg (61.4% shooting), and averaged 8.9 rebounds per game, 1.6 assists per game, 2.4 blocks per game, and two turnovers per game. This turned into a very successful 28-7 (15-3) season for Utah State and Queta played a major part in the rebounding department, leading the Aggies in rebounds in most of the games they played. The season would eventually end with a loss in the first round of the tournament to Washington but the Aggies would win the Mountain West Tournament with a win over San Diego State.

In his sophomore season, Queta averaged 13 ppg (62.4% shooting) and averaged 7.8 rebounds per game, 1.9 assists per game, 1.7 blocks per game, 0.4 steals per game, and 3.1 turnovers per game. This was a less productive season for Queta especially in terms of rebounding, however he was still an integral part to Utah State’s success during the 2019-2020 season, where the Aggies went 26-8 (12-6) and won the Mountain West Tournament with a second straight title win over the Aztecs.

Utah State will certainly miss the production and reliability that Neemias Queta provided in addition to losing Craig Smith and could be looking at rebuilding a little bit next year.