Nate Wolters isn’t used to coming off the bench. He routinely played every minute starring at South Dakota State, after all. Now he’s a rookie fighting for playing time with the Milwaukee Bucks, coming back to South Dakota for the first time as a pro for an NBA preseason game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday.
Two basketball players with South Dakota ties have been chosen in the second round of the NBA draft. South Dakota State University standout guard Nate Wolters ended up with the Milwaukee Bucks and Yankton native Colton Iverson with the Boston Celtics in Thursday night’s draft.
Andre Hollins scored 20 of his 22 points before halftime, and No. 14 Minnesota breezed to an 88-64 victory on Tuesday over a South Dakota State team missing point guard Nate Wolters.