The greatest Jackrabbit to ever suit up on the hard court, Nate Wolters, is making his way back to South Dakota on Aug. 4 and 5 for a pair of youth basketball camps with the Sanford POWER Basketball Academy.
Wolters and Bertram will focus on individual offensive skill work in ball-handling, live-ball moves, shooting fundamentals and drills, footwork and scoring techniques.
The camps are for athletes from 2nd through 12th grades. Registration for grades 2-4 is $20, while grades 5-12 costs $35. The Aug. 4 camp will take place at the Sanford Pentagon; Brookings’ Frost Arena will host the Aug. 5 camp.
“We are very lucky to have such a high quality player and person take time away from his schedule to work with our area basketball players,” Bertram said in a statement. “Nate is truly one of the best players to put on a uniform in our state and is someone who does an outstanding job of working with the players and taking the time to pass on his knowledge of the game.”
A fractured middle finger ended Wolters’ NBA Orlando Summer League play just three games in. As the Clippers’ starting point guard, Wolters had averaged 14 points, 3.3 assists and 2.3 steals per game. Wolters is currently a free agent.
After being waived by the Bucks in January, Wolters signed a pair of 10-day contracts with the New Orleans Pelicans and was later acquired by the NBA D-League’s Grand Rapids Drive. The 38th overall selection in the 2013 NBA draft, Wolters appeared in 69 games – including 31 starts – during his tenure in Milwaukee.
Wolters left SDSU as the school’s all-time leading scorer (2,363 points) and was the cornerstone of the Jacks’ back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances in 2012 and ’13.
Another all-time Jackrabbits great – Detroit Lions running back Zach Zenner – was part of a Sanford POWER youth football camp this week.
This summer has represented a windfall for celebrity athletes taking part in youth camps.
Mount Vernon native Chad Greenway took part in the annual Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends event earlier this summer, which also saw Mike Miller, Michael Irvin, Kent Hrbek and Ralph Sampson. NBA veteran Greg Stiemsma also joined forces with Sanford POWER for a post-skills camp in July.