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One of the top players in the nation that few know about, Nate Wolters is poised for yet another incredible season with South Dakota State.
Wolters was one assist away from becoming only the fourth player in history to have a season in which he averaged 20-plus points, five-plus rebounds and six-plus assists in a single season.
Not a big deal, apparently, as Wolters still hasn't been given the respect he deserves in college basketball circles.
What makes Wolters stand out is how calm and poised he plays the game. You rarely see him lose his cool, or even get frustrated. On the rare occasion he does get upset, opposing defenses have no answers for him as he kicks up his game into another level, rendering him unstoppable.
In the skill-set category, Wolters doesn't have the greatest speed, but he manages to break down defenses with ease on his way to the basket. He can convert in the form of a little tear-drop runner or a mid-range jumper.
His shooting form may be a little awkward at times, but it's extremely affective for him.
Wolters rarely turns the ball over and runs the offense without any problems. He can drive with the best of them and find teammates for the open shot.
While his scoring comes easily, so does his passing ability. He's a true point guard and can continue to do great things in the upcoming season.
Like Peyton Siva, Wolters needs to work on his three-point shooting. He's shown he can knock down the long ball in the past, but it dramatically decreased during his junior season. However, this can be attributed partially to the fact that Wolters doesn't necessarily need to shoot threes too often because of his great driving ability.
Also, there were four 40 percent three-point shooters for the Jackrabbits last season, making Wolters' production from beyond the arc less needed than some might expect.
Wolters may not be on many mock drafts right now, but he should be. If he can produce the same caliber of numbers he did in 2011-2012, watch his name jump up the draft boards closer to next year's NBA draft.
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