Sully Buttes senior Nick Wittler was a first-team All-State selection in Class B basketball and a first-team, All-State selection in 9B football.
By Rich Winter
As we head towards this weekends Sacred Hoops Summer JAM in Sioux Falls, one of the guys I can’t wait to get a look at is Sully Buttes senior Nick Wittler. This young fella enters his senior season at Sully Buttes as one of the top athletes in South Dakota.
This summer, Wittler is playing on coach Jaco Sittig’s, Sacred Hoops, East-River 17-U squad.
Position: 6’3” G Jaden Frank School: Burke
Position: 5'10 PG / SG Carson Van Beek School: Sioux Falls Christian
Position: 6'5 SF Jacob Brooks School: Howard
Position: 5'10 PG / SG Trent Brocksieck School: Brookings HS
Position: 6'8 PF / C Justin BeckerSchool: Kimball White-Lake
Position: 6'7 PF / C Adam Grashoff School: Elk Point Jefferson
Position: 6'3 SF Riley PursellSchool: Kimball White-Lake
Position: 6'1 PG / SG Nick WittlerSchool: Sully Buttes
Poistion: 6'1 G Caden Jost School: West Central
Position: 6' G Will Daugherty School: Lennox
Sittig is working with some heavy hitters across the board with a number of top Class A and Class B guys assembling for this power squad.
With Wittler returning this season for Sully Buttes, one can expect the Chargers to be in the mix for the 9B title AGAIN. Wittler was named the outstanding back of the championship game against Colome. The Chargers lost that contest, 48-42…
Remember when Sully Buttes trailed Colome 42-28 midway through the final quarter…
Desperately needing points, Sully Buttes rose to the occasion. Wittler found tight end Cameron Ogle down the middle for a 40-yard score. With a successful two-point conversion, the deficit once again for the Chargers was tightened to just six.
Sully Buttes was able to get their hands on the ball one last time with less than 90-seconds to play deep in their own territory. Needing a prayer, Wittler found Johnson on a desperation heave that went for a 96-yard touchdown. A failed two-point conversion left the game deadlocked at 42-42 with half a minute remaining in regulation.
Ok, so a year after Sully Buttes won the Class B boys championship, the Chargers were supposed to be down after losing a ton of talent. Nope, NADA, as the Chargers finished the regular season with a 16-3 record, advancing to the state tournament where they finished 6th.
Wittler, one of the state’s best competitors had a brilliant junior campaign.
Nick Wittler, Sully Buttes, 6-1, Guard, Junior — 23.1 ppg, 45% FG, 79% FT, 5.3 rpg, 3.1 apg.
Hope to catch up to Witter in Sioux Falls and chit-chat with one of the top QB/G prospects in South Dakota.