Sioux Falls, SD
Former Jackrabbit, Nate Wolters, has traveled a long way from Frost Arena since his playing days at South Dakota State. We sat down with him as his professional career brought him back to South Dakota as a member of the Salt Lake City Stars, the Utah Jazz G League affiliate.
Nate Wolters hasn't stopped playing basketball, since last suiting up for South Dakota State in 2013. His four year professional career has taken him around the world, including his most recent stop in Serbia.
"It was a good experience to see places I wouldn't go otherwise and travel the world and play basketball so it was a good experience," Wolters said.
Wolters is playing stateside this season, after being signed to a two-way contract with the Utah Jazz. This allows him to be with the Jazz for 45 days while he spends the rest of his time with its G League affiliate.
"I can get called up anytime throughout the year, I'm not sure when but just whenever it happens, whatever injuries or whatever pops up," Wolters said.
The former Summit League Player of the Year says playing for an organization like the Jazz made it an easy decision not to return overseas.
"Our G League team's in Salt Lake City so right where the Utah Jazz are so I won't have to be traveling around and I know their organization's watching us when I'm in the G League as well," Wolters said.
SDSU's all-time leading scorer will now be able to keep a closer eye on his Jackrabbits.
"The last couple of years it's been hard to watch just with the time difference when I've been overseas but definitely check their box scores see how they're dong. I know they're doing a great job, they obviously have a great player in Mike Daum," Wolters said.
In the meantime, this former Jackrabbit great says he's had a good career so far, but he's not done yet.
"Hopefully get a chance with the Jazz here at some point, opportunity to get playing time there and then see what happens from there ," Wolters said.
Wolters scored only seven points in his return to South Dakota, but was recalled by the Jazz prior to Monday's game against the Timberwolves. Wolters did not play.
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