Neemias Queta will participate in the NBA draft
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Jornal i 30/03/2021 10:31
The basketball player may become the first Portuguese player to play in the largest basketball league in the world.
Neemias Queta said he was available for the draft of the North American Basketball League (NBA), which takes place on July 29th. The 21-year-old was playing at the University of Utah State, so he gave up his senior year to try his luck in the NBA draft, where he can make history, since a Portuguese player has never played in this league.
“After talking with my family and members of the university’s technical team, I decided to pursue my dream of playing in the NBA and I will declare myself eligible for draft 2021”, can be read in a post on the basketball player’s social networks, which ended the college basketball season averaging 14.9 points, 10.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.1 steals and 3.3 throw-ins, with 55.9% effectiveness in field throws and 70.7% in free throws.
He was also the record holder in the number of tackles carried out throughout the season (97) and during a single game (9).