Draft Prospect Profiles | Kia Nurse

College: University of Connecticut
Class: Senior
Height: 6’0″
Position: Guard

• Dawn Staley Award Finalist (2018)
• Lieberman Award Finalist (2018)
• CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team (2017)
• American Athletic Conference Second Team (2017)
• NCAA Division I National Champion (2016)
• American Athletic Conference Third Team (2016)
• NCAA Division I National Champion (2015)
• American Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year (2015)
• American Athletic Conference All-Freshman Team (2015)

Starting all 34 games this season, Kia Nurse is a Husky veteran. This two-time NCAA DI Champion averages 13.8 points and 3.5 rebounds per game. She averages 44.6% from behind the arc and has a combined total of 116 rebounds this season. Nurse has seen two championships in here collegiate career, scoring nine points in each championship game (2015, 2016). On Feb. 4, 2018, Nurse scored her 1500th career point.

2017-18: Averages 13.8 ppg – 3.5 rpg – 2.8 apg – 52.8 FG% – 80.5 FT% – 34-0 overall record – in the ACC she ranks 16th in scoring (13.8), ninth in field goal percentage (52.8), seventh in free throw percentage (80.5) and second in three-point percentage (44.6) – scored 1500 career points on Feb. 4, 2018.

Nurse was born on Feb. 22, 1996 to Richard and Kathy Nurse. She is from Hamilton, Ontario and went to St. Thomas More High School where she played basketball and soccer. She led the St. Thomas More basketball team to gold in the AAAA OFSAA Championship in 2012 and 2013. She took third with Team Canada at the National Championships.