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April 12, 2018
Nike New York Headquarters

Kia Nurse

College/Country: Connecticut
Position: Guard
Height: 6'0
Birthdate: February 22, 1996
Birthplace: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
(Image courtesy of UConn Athletics)

Four-year starter; key member of UConn’s nat’l champs in 2015, 2016; helped Huskies to Final Four all four years. Member of Canadian nat’l team since 2013; played in 2016 Olympics. Three-time All-American Athletic Conf. (1st Team-2018; 2nd Team-2017; 3rd Team-2016) and conf.’s 2015 Freshman of Year … 2017-18: Finalist for Lieberman Award as nation’s top PG and Staley Award as top guard; All-America Hon. Mention (AP; WBCA); AAC Defensive POY. Set school record for consecutive made 3s (11). No. 9 in D-I 3PFG% … 2016-17: Led AAC in 3PFG%, FT%. Set one NCAA Trnmnt mark with 22 made 3s; tied another with 9 made 3s in a game … 2015-16: Helped UConn to second straight nat’l title alongside B. Stewart, M. Jefferson, M. Tuck, the Nos. 1-2-3 WNBA draft picks that year … PREP: Won OFSAA prep titles in 2011, ‘12, ‘13 … PERS/MISC: Dad, Richard, played for CFL’s Tiger-Cats. Mom, Cathy, played hoops at McMaster Univ., sister Tamika at Oregon, Bowling Green. Brother Darnell is defenseman with NHL’s Oilers; cousin, Sarah Nurse, played hockey at Wisconsin. Aunt, Raquel Nurse, who played hoops at Syracuse, is married to former NFL QB Donovan McNabb.

Career Statistics

ppg
11.4
stl
1.3
reb
2.7
blk
0.2
ast
3
fg%
48.5%