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Sacramento Kings | Center

Neemias

Queta

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7'0" | 248lb | 22 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

TRANSACTIONS/CAREER NOTES: An early entrant candidate selected in the second round (39th overall) by the Sacramento Kings out of Utah State University on July 29, 2021 ... signed two-way contract with Sacramento on August 8, 2021.

BEFORE NBA

COLLEGE (Utah State, 2018-21): Named Mountain West Conference (MWC) Defensive Player of the Year for both 2019 and 2021 … Holds records of most career blocks (219) and blocks per game (2.5) during his three-year stint at Utah State … He was also selected to the MWC All-Defensive First Team in each of the three seasons, and holds single-season records of 97 blocks and blocks per game (3.3) during the 2020-21 season … As a junior for the Aggies, Queta averaged 14.9 points (.559 FG%, .707 FT%), 10.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 3.3 blocks, 1.1 steals and 30.0 minutes per game in 29 games (all starts) during the 2020-21 season. At Utah State, Queta accrued career averages of 13.2 points (.594 FG%, .646 FT%), 9.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 2.5 blocks and 28.0 minutes per game in 86 games (84 starts) ... as a Junior, named first-team all-Mountain West, MW Defensive Player of the Year and member of the MW all-defensive team... Named to the Mountain West all-Tournament team... Named first-team all-district 17 by the NABC... Named the Defensive Player of the Year by Bleacher Report... Named the USBWA District VIII Player of the year... Named AP Honorable Mention All-American... One of four finalists for the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year award... Appeared and started in all 29 games during the year... Averaged 30.0 minutes per game, playing in a career-high 40 minutes in the season finale against Texas Tech in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... During sophomore year, named second-team all-Mountain West and a member of the MW all-defensive team... Named to the Mountain West all-Tournament team... Named second-team all-district 17 by the NABC... Appeared in 22 games during the year, starting in 20... Averaged 26.8 minutes per game ... As a freshman, named Mountain West Freshman of the Year... Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year... Named second-team all-Mountain West and a member of the Mountain West all-Tournament team... Also named second-team all-district 17 by the NABC and all-district VIII by the USBWA... Appeared and started in all 35 games during the year, marking the most starts and the second-most appearances by a freshman in USU history... Set the single-season school record in blocks with 84... Averaged a school-record and Mountain West-leading 2.4 blocks per game... Recorded multiple blocks in 22 games during the year. PRIOR TO COLLEGE: Member of the U20 Portuguese National team at the European Championships, averaging 14.3 points per game to finish second on the team… Led Portugal with 10.3 rebounds per game… Led the entire tournament field with 2.9 blocks per game… Recorded a pair of double-doubles during the tournament, including a near triple-double against the Netherlands, scoring 20 points, pulling down 14 rebounds and blocking nine shots… Led all players on the floor in the tournament finale for Portugal with 27 points and 13 rebounds… Finished third on the team with 10.2 points per game during the U18 Championships… Led Portugal with 8.6 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game… Played club basketball with Benfica SL B during the 2017-18 season.

PERSONAL LIFE

Son of Mica and Dyaneuba Queta... A native of Barreiro, Portugal, Queta becomes the first-ever native of Portugal to be drafted into the NBA