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Queta Draft Buzz

Post by AgsRock » January 8th, 2021, 12:10 pm

Does anyone else find it interesting that Queta is having his best season but is getting less draft buzz than after his freshman year. What is the deal?



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Re: Queta Draft Buzz

Post by AggieFBObsession » January 8th, 2021, 12:16 pm

AgsRock wrote:
January 8th, 2021, 12:10 pm
Does anyone else find it interesting that Queta is having his best season but is getting less draft buzz than after his freshman year. What is the deal?
He doesn't have a jump shot. He's older. He's already been evaluated previously. He plays on a very small market team.

He also doesn't show a lot of improvement with his post scoring. His strengths, of course, are that he can dunk, pass and block shots, but the other players that will be available are often more capable and play in larger markets.

Lastly, the NBA is a league that is leaving the old days where you depended on a center that could post up and score. It's more of a league where the center needs to knock down 3s and 20 footers, which Queta hasn't proven capable of doing.



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Re: Queta Draft Buzz

Post by AgsRock » January 8th, 2021, 12:18 pm

Good insight. Do you think that if he continues his great play, that he will get drafted?

Does Sam making the NBA help him in anyway?



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Re: Queta Draft Buzz

Post by Aggie formerly in Hawaii » January 8th, 2021, 12:18 pm

https://www.nbadraft.net/nba-mock-draft ... -mock=2021

Currently projected to go in the late part of the 2nd round. Last year his injuries hurt him. I imagine we'll hear more "Queta buzz" over the next few months if he keeps up his current play. If he keeps playing well, I could see him going in the first part of the second round.



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Re: Queta Draft Buzz

Post by 3rdGenAggie » January 8th, 2021, 12:22 pm

I wonder if NBA medical teams will have concerns about his legs. He seems a bit knock-kneed.
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Re: Queta Draft Buzz

Post by brownjeans » January 8th, 2021, 12:31 pm

I expect someone to draft him in the second round. He's probably a taller, less athletic version of Jordan Bell.



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Re: Queta Draft Buzz

Post by ShowMeAggie » January 8th, 2021, 1:13 pm

brownjeans wrote:
January 8th, 2021, 12:31 pm
I expect someone to draft him in the second round. He's probably a taller, less athletic version of Jordan Bell.
Better than being a taller, less athletic version of Brayden Bell...
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Re: Queta Draft Buzz

Post by USU78 » January 8th, 2021, 1:50 pm

Aggie formerly in Hawaii wrote:
January 8th, 2021, 12:18 pm
https://www.nbadraft.net/nba-mock-draft ... -mock=2021

Currently projected to go in the late part of the 2nd round. Last year his injuries hurt him. I imagine we'll hear more "Queta buzz" over the next few months if he keeps up his current play. If he keeps playing well, I could see him going in the first part of the second round.
Nothing wrong with a 2nd round. How long's it been since we got a second or first rounder before Sammy broke the tape?


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Re: Queta Draft Buzz

Post by aggies22 » January 8th, 2021, 2:29 pm

USU78 wrote:
January 8th, 2021, 1:50 pm
Aggie formerly in Hawaii wrote:
January 8th, 2021, 12:18 pm
https://www.nbadraft.net/nba-mock-draft ... -mock=2021

Currently projected to go in the late part of the 2nd round. Last year his injuries hurt him. I imagine we'll hear more "Queta buzz" over the next few months if he keeps up his current play. If he keeps playing well, I could see him going in the first part of the second round.
Nothing wrong with a 2nd round. How long's it been since we got a second or first rounder before Sammy broke the tape?
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Re: Queta Draft Buzz

Post by freakboy » January 8th, 2021, 3:43 pm

I maintain that his best opportunity of getting drafted was before he got injured



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Re: Queta Draft Buzz

Post by cdaAg » January 8th, 2021, 4:33 pm

aggies22 wrote:
January 8th, 2021, 2:29 pm
USU78 wrote:
January 8th, 2021, 1:50 pm
Nothing wrong with a 2nd round. How long's it been since we got a second or first rounder before Sammy broke the tape?
1986 Greg Grant.
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Greg was actually picked in the 6th round. We have to go back to Brian Jackson in '81 who was a second-rounder. I believe Nate Williams was our last first rounder, but I may be wrong.
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Re: Queta Draft Buzz

Post by gomretat » January 8th, 2021, 4:35 pm

This is probably unpopular but I would agree that his draft stock has gone down. I love that we have him and think he has played great at times this year but I have not seen the dominance I expected. The real test will be how he plays against some upcoming very good competition.



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Re: Queta Draft Buzz

Post by gomretat » January 8th, 2021, 4:37 pm

cdaAg wrote:
January 8th, 2021, 4:33 pm
aggies22 wrote:
January 8th, 2021, 2:29 pm
USU78 wrote:
January 8th, 2021, 1:50 pm
Nothing wrong with a 2nd round. How long's it been since we got a second or first rounder before Sammy broke the tape?
1986 Greg Grant.

Greg was actually picked in the 6th round. We have to go back to Brian Jackson in '81 who was a second-rounder. I believe Nate Williams was our last first rounder, but I may be wrong.
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Don't remember where Grant got picked but going back to the Nate Williams era I know Marv Roberts also got drafted somewhere in the early rounds though not a 1st rounder. Those were some great teams.
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Re: Queta Draft Buzz

Post by Winning Team » January 8th, 2021, 4:42 pm

There’s a lot of haters here. Statistically he is having one of the best years of his career and he is projected to get drafted by most big boards. I think we are starting to get used to his success.

NBA still uses big men but not like they used to. They used to have them back down and score but now they have them screen, pass, roll, and defend. All things that Queta is excelling in this season!
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Re: Queta Draft Buzz

Post by jpswensen » January 8th, 2021, 5:30 pm

Frankly, if he can’t make it in the NBA, he had go back to Europe and make bank. He is witty and funny and a pretty good player. I think he could be a fan favorite on a European team.
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Re: Queta Draft Buzz

Post by aggies1 » January 8th, 2021, 5:50 pm

How is Orlando Robinson from Fresno State projected to go before Queta? Both 7'0" centers, but I know which one I would prefer. I think if Queta took the off season to work on his outside shot and became a threat on the perimeter and came back and showed he could knock it down, his stock would sky rocket.



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Re: Queta Draft Buzz

Post by splintorb » January 8th, 2021, 5:58 pm

aggies1 wrote:
January 8th, 2021, 5:50 pm
How is Orlando Robinson from Fresno State projected to go before Queta? Both 7'0" centers, but I know which one I would prefer. I think if Queta took the off season to work on his outside shot and became a threat on the perimeter and came back and showed he could knock it down, his stock would sky rocket.
I dunno...I think Queta is not anywhere close to having a perimeter shot..so way more than just an off season job it seems like...



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Re: Queta Draft Buzz

Post by LarryTheAggie » January 8th, 2021, 6:18 pm

splintorb wrote:
January 8th, 2021, 5:58 pm
aggies1 wrote:
January 8th, 2021, 5:50 pm
How is Orlando Robinson from Fresno State projected to go before Queta? Both 7'0" centers, but I know which one I would prefer. I think if Queta took the off season to work on his outside shot and became a threat on the perimeter and came back and showed he could knock it down, his stock would sky rocket.
I dunno...I think Queta is not anywhere close to having a perimeter shot..so way more than just an off season job it seems like...
The guy is career 50% 3 point shooter. He has only shot 6 3s but if I am a NBA GM I am thinking that is something to work with anyway. He is not going to be a good 3 point shooter his rookie year, but has potential to be decent for a big man with the right shooting coach.



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Re: Queta Draft Buzz

Post by slcagg » January 8th, 2021, 6:22 pm

Orlando moves very well for someone his size.



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Re: Queta Draft Buzz

Post by Mr. Sneelock » January 8th, 2021, 8:11 pm

He definitely has the frame and athleticism. He is a very good passer and defender. His offensive development had been a bit slow and now he is a couple of years older. He sometimes has problems finishing in traffic and tries to finesse it when he needs to go strong. He has a good chance to get drafted, but not a lot of juniors and seniors get picked in the first round. He would be a good G-League guy - get some good NBA coaching and work on his game.


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Post by dogie » January 9th, 2021, 4:39 pm

Aggie19 wrote:
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To emphasize this point, Queta has 38 assists. He’d have more if some of the players he passes to weren’t so willing to make the extra pass themselves.

If this were hockey, Queta would have about 55 assists.
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Post by TheAKAggie » January 10th, 2021, 11:27 am

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Re: Queta Draft Buzz

Post by hickaggie » January 10th, 2021, 5:07 pm

Mr. Sneelock wrote:
January 8th, 2021, 8:11 pm
He definitely has the frame and athleticism. He is a very good passer and defender. His offensive development had been a bit slow and now he is a couple of years older. He sometimes has problems finishing in traffic and tries to finesse it when he needs to go strong. He has a good chance to get drafted, but not a lot of juniors and seniors get picked in the first round. He would be a good G-League guy - get some good NBA coaching and work on his game.
I can't see him leaving millions in Europe on the table to play G league. I think 15-20 years ago he's a lottery guy because there is so much to work with his low post moves and passing out of the post. In today's soft joke of a league where 7 footers have to be able to shoot 3s I think he's going to make a lot of money in Spain.



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Post by LKGates » January 10th, 2021, 10:47 pm

I just have to say, when I saw "Queta Draft Buzz", in the back of my mind I was thinking "did he knock back a few brewskies at the White Owl?"
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Re: Queta Draft Buzz

Post by aggiesdotcom » January 11th, 2021, 11:27 am

If we can make a good run in the Tournament and show well in the process then his stock will climb exponentially.



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Re: Queta Draft Buzz

Post by Real Life Aggie » January 11th, 2021, 12:42 pm

Queta's going to be in the NBA. I don't understand why this is a question.



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Re: Queta Draft Buzz

Post by BleedAggieBlue0 » January 11th, 2021, 1:25 pm

Real Life Aggie wrote:Queta's going to be in the NBA. I don't understand why this is a question.
I would never say that he can’t be, but I do not anticipate Queta being an NBA player. I don’t think he has an nba skill set. It’s definitely possible he’s able to develop once he’s officially a professional.


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Re: Queta Draft Buzz

Post by splintorb » January 11th, 2021, 1:39 pm

BleedAggieBlue0 wrote:
January 11th, 2021, 1:25 pm
Real Life Aggie wrote:Queta's going to be in the NBA. I don't understand why this is a question.
I would never say that he can’t be, but I do not anticipate Queta being an NBA player. I don’t think he has an nba skill set. It’s definitely possible he’s able to develop once he’s officially a professional.


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Re: Queta Draft Buzz

Post by hipsterdoofus21 » January 11th, 2021, 2:11 pm

gomretat wrote:
January 8th, 2021, 4:35 pm
This is probably unpopular but I would agree that his draft stock has gone down. I love that we have him and think he has played great at times this year but I have not seen the dominance I expected. The real test will be how he plays against some upcoming very good competition.
The problem is Queta can only show so much in the college game where the floor is more congested, the paint is more narrow, there’s no illegal defense, and the refs love to call charges.



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Re: Queta Draft Buzz

Post by NVAggie » January 11th, 2021, 2:21 pm

We shall see what Queta does against someone his own size. If he owns Mensah, I think there will be a lot of buzz.



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