Nate Wolters got into St. Cloud early Wednesday morning and was glad to be done jetsetting across the country for a couple of days.
Wolters, the South Dakota State All-American point guard and St. Cloud Tech graduate, will be selected in Thursday night’s NBA draft. He’ll be watching the draft with his immediate family. His final workout was Tuesday in Detroit.
“It was a fun experience to go see all the NBA teams and meet their personnel,” Wolters said Wednesday afternoon. “The late-night travel and then having to get up in the morning to workout was tough. I definitely wasn’t used to that. But that’s life in the NBA. It was a good preview for me.”
Wolters admits he’s anxious for Thursday night. He and his agent, Jared Karnes, feel like it’s a wide open draft and that it’s a real possibility that the 6-foot-5, 196-pounder could be selected in the first round.
“The range for where I’d be picked is pretty big right now. I really have no clue where I’m going, but I’m hoping for the best,” Wolters said. “All the feedback I got was positive. I just have to wait it out.
“There are a couple of teams that you really look at and say that they’re interested and it’s a possibility that they’ll take me. I try not to look at the mock drafts, but it’s hard. A lot could happen Thursday night.”
Wolters won’t have that much time to enjoy his stay in St. Cloud. He’ll be back on a plane Friday to meet his new team.
“It’s nice to relax a little before this,” he said. “It will just be nice to know where I’m going.”
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