The Utah Jazz and point guard Nate Wolters have agreed to a two-way contract, Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune reported on Tuesday afternoon.
Wolters, 25, has spent the last couple of years playing overseas. He was recently playing in Serbia but has had previous stints in Turkey as well.
“It’s been a tough last couple of years, having to come over here,” Wolters told the Argus Leader in January. “I didn’t have a lot of adversity in college, to be honest, so I’ve had to learn how to handle things not going my way.”
Wolters signed a one-year deal with Serbia’s Crvena zvezda last October. He and the club are fresh off a championship.
The 6-4 Wolters played his collegiate basketball at South Dakota State. During his senior season with the Jackrabbits, he poured in 22.3 points per game and added 5.8 rebounds and 5.6 assists, en route to leading the program an NCAA Tournament bid for only the second time in South Dakota State history. He was selected with the No. 38 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards but didn’t stay long — he was shipped to the Philadelphia 76ers on draft night, then dealt to the Milwaukee Bucks the following day.
Wolters averaged 7.2 points, 3.2 assists and 2.6 rebounds over 58 games as a rookie, all of which were single-season career-high marks. He played in 11 more the following season before being waived, then joined the New Orleans Pelicans by way of a 10-day contract. He signed with the Denver Nuggets prior to last season but was waived following the preseason.