Wolters, a 6'4" point guard from Technical Senior High School in St. Cloud, Minnesota, chose South Dakota State over Colorado State and North Dakota State after averaging 24. 3 points and 6. 4 rebounds per game as a senior. As a freshman, Wolters played in all 30 games for the Jackrabbits, starting 11. For the season he averaged 10. 1 points, 3. 4 rebounds and 2. 9 assists per game and was named to The Summit League all-newcomer team. In his sophomore season, Wolters moved into the starting lineup full-time and became one of the conference's top players. He averaged 19. 5 points, 4. 6 rebounds and 6. 1 assists. He led the league in assists and helped the team to a 19–12 record—the program's first winning season as a member of NCAA Division I.