Utah State Signs Portuguese Big Man, Fills Missing Hole In Aggie Frontcourt
Neemias Queta, a 6-11 big man, will help fill out the USU rotation
Queta signed earlier this week and is immediately eligible
Neemias Queta, a 6-11 big man by the way of Portugal, has officially signed with Utah State, per a release made by the university.
Queta will have four years of collegiate eligiblity, beginning this fall. He figures to play a major role in the Aggie frontcourt due to his international experience and Utah State’s much-needed size down low.
Queta played for the Portuguese U18 and U20 national teams, averaging 14.3 points per game, 10.3 rebounds per game and a tournament-best 2.9 blocks per game with the U20’s.
At 6-11 with a 7-5 wingspan, Queta is the most opposing big man on the Aggie roster. Prior to his signing, only three other players on the Utah State roster were listed at 6-9 or taller, combining to play a total of 86 minutes last year.
If ready, Queta figures to either start or be one of the first players off the bench for Craig Smith’s squad this season.
Eli Boettger is the lead basketball writer at Mountain West Wire. He’s covered Mountain West basketball since 2015 and his work has been featured on Bleacher Report, NBC Sports, SB Nation, Yahoo Sports, MSN, and other platforms. Boettger is a current USBWA member.