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6'4" Sr. PG South Dakota State
A quiet kid from St. Cloud (Minn.) Tech High, Wolters developed his peerless ballhandling skills in his parents' basement. After nearly attending Division II Augustana, he chose South Dakota State, where the Jackrabbits had jumped from D-II to D-I five years earlier and were coming off their first year of NCAA tournament eligibilty and a 13--20 season. During his three seasons in Brookings (pop. 22,056), Wolters has cultivated the nation's highest ability-to-renown ratio among point guards—an obscurity he almost spoiled last December with a breakout 34-point, seven-assist, zero-turnover tour de force in an upset of Washington. As a junior, Wolters led SDSU to its first Big Dance, averaging 21.2 points, 5.9 assists and 5.1 rebounds.
The Jackrabbits' offense was deeply dependent on Wolters in 2011--12. He made 27.2% of their field goals, assisted on 30.2% of his teammates' makes and accounted for 33.0% of the team's free throws.
"Wolters is a terrific passer who understands angles really well, but who doesn't try to force the ball into difficult destinations. He's not as talented as Steve Nash was in college, but he plays a similar role by being creative and using tricks and fakes to make space for his shot. I'd like to see him improve on long-range shooting. While I don't think he's a first-rounder right now, he could play his way into the discussion."
6' 8" Soph. PF, North Texas