Utah Jazz Sign Former SDSU Jackrabbit Nate Wolters

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The Utah Jazz have signed former South Dakota State University point-guard Nate Wolters to a two-way deal, according to The Tribune in Salt Lake City.

Wolters is a native of St. Cloud, Minnesota, who played college ball from 2010-2013 at SDSU in Brookings. His junior and senior year, Wolters helped lead the Jacks to back-to-back Summit League Tournament championships, which included two automatic bids to the NCAA Tournament.

During the 2013 NBA Draft, the Washington Wizards selected Wolters with the No. 38 overall pick. The Wizards then traded their pick to the Philadelphia 76ers, who then traded with the Milwaukee Bucks, sending Wolters to Wisconsin for his rookie season.

Wolters spent two seasons with the Bucks organization. After that he spent time with some smaller NBA deals, which included the NBA Summer League and NBA Development league. Over the past two years Wolters has continued playing pro-basketball in Turkey and Serbia.

Now, he’ll get an opportunity again in the United States with the Utah Jazz.

What does a two-way contract mean?

The two-way contract is a newer program that allows NBA teams to add two more players to their rosters. A player signed to a two-way contract can spend up to 45-days with the NBA team who signs them. The remainder of the time must be spent with the G-League affiliate team.

What does this mean for Wolters?

A majority of his time will be spent with the Salt Lake City Stars, the Utah Jazz’s G-League affiliate team, which acts as a farm system to the top club in the franchise (Jazz).

Oh yeah, one more thing…

South Dakotans who crave the opportunity to watch Nate Wolters play basketball again may have that opportunity. The Salt Lake City Stars are scheduled to play in Sioux Falls at the Sanford Pentagon on Saturday November 11th against the Skyforce. If Wolters is with the Stars (G-League affiliate) at that time, then he’d be in action as an away competitor in the Sioux Empire.

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