Neemias Queta

Updated as of 5/30/2021, scouting report written by Alan Lu.

Height: 7-0
Weight: 245
College: Utah State
Classification: Junior
Birthdate: 7/13/1999

2021 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 46
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round

Pros:

Strong finisher around the basket
Fairly good low post scorer
Excels at scoring on the move
Adequate playmaker for his size
Good rebounder
Adequate defender
Very good shot blocker
Above average athlete
Good motor
Has a long wingspan

Cons:

Needs to improve his face-up game
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Must improve his ability to use his left hand
Can be quite turnover prone
May be fairly raw offensively
May struggle to defend quicker players
Not an elite athlete
Has missed considerable time due to a knee injury

Summary:

Neemias Queta is a strong, mobile big man that could project to be a rim protector in the NBA.  He is a very good rebounder and shot blocker, and he may have the physical tools to develop into a solid defender at the next level.​

He could project to be a rim protector at the next level, but he will need to extend his shooting range and also show that he can guard players out on the perimeter.  He will need to show that he can consistently play well against top competition, but right now, Queta projects to be a second round prospect in the 2021 draft.

Links:

RealGM Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

Tankathon Profile

The Stepien’s Article on Queta

Mountain West Wire’s Profile on Queta

Deseret News’ Article on Queta Returning

HJ News’ Article on Queta Having Missed Games Due to a Knee Injury

Bleacher Report’s Article on Queta Returning to Utah State

Games Scouted:
1/2/19 Utah State vs. Nevada
1/25/20 Utah State vs. Colorado State
11/25/20 Utah State vs. VCU
2/19/21 Utah State vs. Boise State
3/13/21 Utah State vs. San Diego State

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