Let’s do this:
It’s NBA Draft week - you’ll be reading, hearing and seeing all about that in the days ahead. Former South Dakota State star Nate Wolters made his final visits this week, going to Indiana and Detroit. Next, he’ll wait out the draft in his hometown of St. Cloud, Minn.
Nobody from SDSU has been selected since 1981.
Weird side note: The Miami Heat do not currently have any draft picks, meaning Wolters is unlikely to wind up playing for Sioux Falls on assignment in the D-League.
Two former SDSU pitchers recently made their professional debuts: Layne Somsen with the Billings Mustangs and Stephen Bougher with the Lincoln Saltdogs. Somsen tossed two scoreless, hitless innings at Helena on Saturday, handing out one walk and recording one strikeout in a 9-2 win. Bougher threw one scoreless inning a 4-3 loss at Winnipeg on Friday, allowing one hit and one walk with one strikeout.
Remember former SDSU football assistant Clark Lea? He’s landed as the linebackers coach at Syracuse after stops at UCLA and Bowling Green State. Meanwhile, he turned down an offer from Washington State.
On a semi-related note, this story reports that former Jacks baseball coach Ritchie Price turned down the first offer he received to become an assistant under his dad at Kansas, Price’s alma mater. Price accepted the second offer in 2011.
Terry Vandrovec also posts regular updates on his Twitter page.