College: South Dakota State
NBA Experience: 2nd season
38th overall - Washington
- First Buck to post a 10-assist game within his first five career appearances since Scott Skiles did so in 1986
- In his rookie year, ranked 6th in the NBA in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.28-to-1) at the time of his season-ending hand injury
- The first Summit League player to ever earn AP All-American honors as he was named to the Third Team in 2013
- One of four NCAA Division I men’s basketball players in history to complete his career with at least 2,000 points, 600 rebounds and 600 assists
- Only the third player to average 20 points, 5 assists and 5 rebounds in two individual seasons since the NCAA started keeping assists as an official stat in 1983-84
- Scored in double figures in 72 games in a row, and in all but 13 of his 128 games at SDSU (11 of which were in his freshman year and two in his sophomore season)
2013-14 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS ... Appeared in 58 games during his rookie season before suffering a fractured left hand on 3/20 at GSW ... missed the final 13 games of the season with the injury ... posted averages of 7.2 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 22.6 minutes per game ... ranked among the league’s leaders in assist-to-turnover ratio (6th, 3.28; 187:57) before his injury ... saw first NBA action in the season opener at NYK on 10/30 and played 30 minutes, making him one of five Bucks (and the only one drafted in the second round) since 1985 to play at least 30 minutes in the first game of his career ... made first NBA start in the Bucks’ second game on 11/2 vs. TOR and recorded 7 points and 10 assists, becoming the first Buck to record 10+ assists within his first five career games since Scott Skiles dished 11 in his fifth career game on 11/28/86 ... grabbed a season-high 8 rebounds on 11/6 vs. CLE ... played a season-high 41 minutes at ORL on 1/31 and dished 9 assists with no turnovers ... scored a season-high 19 points on 2/8 vs. HOU ... shot 45.5% (15-33) from beyond the arc from 2/1 through the end of the season ... scored in double figures in 12 games overall, while leading the team in assists 13 times and in steals on 11 occasions.
PRO CAREER ... 2014 NBA Summer League: Saw time in five games (five starts) and averaged 8.4 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 22.3 minutes ... shot 44.7% from the field ... recorded Summer League highs of 16 points and four assists against the Suns on 7/13.
2013 NBA Summer League: Played in five games (one start) and averaged 9.4 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 23.4 minutes per game ... shot 40.9% from the field.
COLLEGE ... Left SDSU with several notable career achievements: one of four NCAA Division I men’s basketball players in history to complete his career with at least 2,000 points, 600 rebounds and 600 assists; the third player to average 20 points, five assists and five rebounds in two individual seasons since the NCAA started keeping assists as an official stat in 1983-84; scored in double figures in 72 games in a row, and in all but 13 of his 128 games at SDSU, 11 of which were in his freshman year and two in his sophomore season … holds SDSU records for career scoring (2,363), assists (669) and free throws made (648) … 2011-12: Played in 34 games for South Dakota State and averaged 22.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 5.9 assists … recognized as a Lou Henson All-American, AP All-American Honorable Mention, Summit League Championships MVP, All-Summit League First Team and Academic All-Summit League … 2010-11: Completed his sophomore season playing in 31 games with averages of 19.5 points, 4.6 rebounds and a career-high 6.1 assists per game … named to the All-Summit League First Team and Summit League Championships All-Tournament Team … 2009-10: Named to the Summit League All-Newcomer Team after averaging 10.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 30 games as a freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL ... Attended St. Cloud Tech High School in St. Cloud, Minn. … led the Tigers to a Central Lakes Conference championship and a Class 4A Section 8 Championship his senior season, and a third place finish at the 4A State Tournament in both his junior and senior years ... finished his career at St. Cloud Tech as the all-time leading scorer in school history with 1,767 points … averaged 24.3 points and 6.4 rebounds as a senior, 19.6 points and 6.5 rebounds as a junior, and 13.8 points and 3.3 rebounds as a sophomore ... three-time all-conference selection, three-time team MVP and two-time St. Cloud Times All-Area Player of the Year ... named to the St. Paul Pioneer Press all-state first team, and earned Associated Press all-state second-team honors following his senior season.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS ... Originally selected by the Washington Wizards with the 38th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft on 6/27/13; his rights were subsequently acquired by Philadelphia before being moved to Milwaukee in exchange for the draft rights to Ricky Ledo (the 43rd overall pick in the draft) and a future second round pick to the Sixers ... signed his first NBA contract with Milwaukee on 8/1/13.
PERSONAL ... Son of Bonnie and Roger ... has two older sisters, Sara and Kristen ... attended St. Cloud Tech High School in St. Cloud, Minn. ... in addition to his four varsity letters in basketball, Wolters earned four varsity letters in tennis and was named all-conference honorable mention twice ... continues to play tennis and also likes to golf when not on the basketball court ... lists pasta as his favorite food ... enjoys playing all the sports video games on his PS3 ... favorite movies include “Shawshank Redemption” and “Gran Torino” ... favorite TV show is “King of Queens” ... would like to travel to Europe ... interested in one day coaching basketball ... is in the process of completing his degree in history ... on Twitter as @NateWolters.