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The honors continued to roll in for South Dakota State standout Nate Wolters on Monday, the latest being Associated Press Third Team All-American, the highest honor earned by a Jackrabbit at the Division I level.

 

“We’re very proud of Nate and all of what he’s accomplished,” head coach Scott Nagy said. “When you consider all of the players in Division I basketball, to be one of the top 15 players speaks not only to his athletic ability and what he’s done for us, but also the kind of person his is and how hard he’s worked to make himself a better basketball player.”

 

A St. Cloud, Minn., native, Wolters averaged 22.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 5.8 assists per game in leading the Jackrabbits to the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season. Additionally, he scored an SDSU record, and 2012-13 Division I single-game high 53 points at Fort Wayne on Feb. 7.

 

Wolters currently ranks fourth nationally with 22.3 points per game, 21st nationally with 5.8 assists per game and 22nd nationally with a 2.51 assists to turnover ratio.

 

Wolters leaves SDSU with career records in points with 2,363, assists with 669 and free throws made with 648. Wolters, along with fellow senior Tony Fiegen, both played an SDSU record 128 games in their careers, with the team compiling an 85-46 record in their four years at SDSU.

 

 

AP First Team All-Americans

Trey Burke, Michigan

Otto Porter, Jr., Georgetown

Victor Oladipo, Indiana

Doug McDermott, Creighton

Kelly Olynyk, Gonzaga

 

AP Second Team All-Americans

Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State

Mason Plumlee, Duke

Cody Zeller, Indiana

Shane Larkin, Miami (Fla.)

Ben McLemore, Kansas

 

AP Third Team All-Americans

Jeff Withey, Kansas

Erick Green, Virginia Tech

Nate Wolters, South Dakota State

Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State

Russ Smith, Louisville

 

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