Queta lights up G League All-Star showcase with thunderous dunks


Kings center Neemias Queta put on a show in the 2023 NBA G League Up Next Game on Sunday at All-Star Weekend in Utah.

Playing in the warm-up event to Sunday's All-Star Game at Vivint Arena, Queta started the afternoon with a bang. He threw down a massive two-handed slam in the opening minutes off a dish from team captain Scoot Henderson, the consensus No. 2 overall pick in the upcoming NBA draft.

Later on in the third quarter, Queta grabbed an offensive rebound near the perimeter, took two dribbles and hammered a windmill dunk that sent the Vivint Arena crowd to its feet.

"It’s a great honor," Queta said after the event [h/t FOX 40]. "I feel like it shows I’m definitely ready to just come up and help a team. At the same time, it’s definitely a great opportunity for me to showcase my talents and just have fun with some of these guys, too."

Queta didn't just star above the room. He also drained his lone 3-point attempt from the corner -- remarkable since he only has eight total attempts from downtown in his G League career -- and dished a no-look pass to repay Henderson the favor.

Queta, on a two-way contract with Sacramento, led Team Scoot with 22 points on 10-of-12 shooting, grabbed nine rebounds and tallied five assists in the G League showcase.

He was only outscored by Luka Garza (23 points) and Sharife Cooper (27 points) on Team Luka, who edged Team Scoot 178-162.


Queta set the stage for Kings teammates De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis, who will be playing in the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday night.