Nate Wolters has been playing great basketball for the South Dakota State Jackrabbits for three years, but he is largely unknown. But, the NCAA Tournament is sure a good way for college basketball fans to be acquainted with the Jackrabbits star.
Standing at 6'4" and weighing 190 pounds, Wolters is a junior at SDSU and a graduate from St. Cloud Tech H.S. in St. Cloud, Minn. There, Wolters is the all-time leading scorer with 1,767 points.
Wolters had his best season as a high school senior (24.3, 6.4 rebounds) and won numerous awards and honors like a three-time All-Conference selection, two-time St. Cloud Times All-Area Player of the Year, St. Paul Pioneer Press All-State first team and the Associated Press All-State second-team honors.
He also lettered four times in tennis, gaining All-Conference honorable mention twice.
Wolters then was picked up by South Dakota State, where he became a Summit League All-Newcomer team selection. As a sophomore, Wolters made school history when he was the first Jackrabbit to be named to the All-Summit League first team by averaging 19.5 points and 6.1 assists.
In the Summit League Championships, Wolters also made the All-Tournament team after scoring 26.5 points and having six assists.
This year, Wolters has averaged 21.3 points, 6.0 assists and 5.2 rebounds while shooting 44.6 percent from the field. He made the Summit League first-team again and helped lead the Jackrabbits to their first ever NCAA berth.
Wolters and the Jackrabbits will try to upset No. 3 Baylor later this Thursday.