(KUTV) - Utah State center Neemias Queta doesn’t try to model his game after anybody. Like the old Portuguese explorers, Queta is blazing his own trail. After an electric freshman season with the Aggies, Queta entered the NBA draft. Through that process, he received valuable feedback that ultimately led to his decision to pull out of the draft and return for another season in Logan. “They emphasized a lot that I needed to get stronger,” said Queta. “They emphasized that I needed to work on my touch, too.”
Unfortunately, the opportunity to get stronger and work on his touch has been hampered by injury. After suffering a knee injury during the U20 European Championships in his native country of Portugal, Queta was sidelined for the 2019 offseason. He missed the first nine games of the season, but is slowly returning to his pre-injury level of production. The former Mountain West Freshman of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year sat down with Talkin’ Sports reporter Jake Edmonds to discuss health, the FIBA experience, and his decision to return to Utah State. Watch the full interview here.