Kia Nurse

Canadian Basketball Player

Kia Nurse
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Kia Nurse is the winner of the basket for the Canberra Capitals. Similarly, she not only won the game but also won the league.

Likewise, from winning three consecutive OFSAA high school championships to winning four AAC championships, Kia has won it all.

Early Life, Family & Education

Kia Nurse opened her eyes on February 22, 1996. Similarly, she has taken birth to Richard Nurse and Cathy Nurse in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Likewise, she began playing basketball at the tender age of four.

Similarly, she has been influenced by her mother Cathy, who was also a collegiate-level basketball player. Likewise, the 24-year-old started playing competitive basketball at the age of seven.

She has a sister named, Tamika and they spent most of her childhood honing and practicing their skill. Also, she has a brother named, Darnell Nurse.

When Kia was in St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School, she won three consecutive OFSAA high school championships in 2011, 2012, and 2013.

Furthermore, Nurse has also won seven successive provincial championships with Hamilton Transway.

She joined the University of Connecticut as they offered her better incentives along with a scholarship.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurements

Kia is 25 years currently as her birthday falls in the year 1996, 22 February. Similarly, her zodiac sign happens to be Pisces.

Moreover, Nurse has accumulated a height of 6 feet (1.83 meters), which is an acceptable height for a point guard. Likewise, she has acquired a weight of 150 lb (68 kg).

However, other body measurements are not available in any sources yet. In addition, she has black eyes along with black hair.

Kia Nurse | Basketball Career

However, Nurse chose to play for the University of Connecticut as she had always dreamed of playing for the Uconn Huskies Women’s team.

Likewise, she spent the next four years with the Huskies developing her god-gifted skills.

During her four years, Kia played in 147 games averaging 11.4 points, 3.0 assists, and 2.6 rebounds. Moreover, the Canadian native led her team to four consecutive AAC Tournament Championships.


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Furthermore, the athlete had a wonderful four years with the UConn Huskies as she won multiple trophies and sky-rocketed her burgeoning reputation.

Kia Nurse| WNBA Career

Kia Nurse was drafted by New York Liberty as the tenth overall pick in the 2018 WNBA Draft.

Similarly, she showed her class from day one as she recorded 17 points on her debut for the franchise.

Furthermore, she scored 34 points against Indiana, which was a season-high amongst rookies in an 87-81 victory that went to overtime.

Likewise, Kia was named a starter in the WNBA All-Star game. In addition, Nurse became only the third Canadian to play in All-Star games.

Moreover, she played in 68 games for the New York Liberties while averaging 11.4 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game.


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Kia Nurse| International Career

A 25-year Kia helped her team finish third at the FIBA Under-17 World Championships. Furthermore, the Canadian native won the Pan American Games gold medal in the year 2015.

Similarly, she was the best player in the final against the U.S as she scored an incredible 33 points. Furthermore, Kia also won gold at the 2015 FIBA America’s Women’s Championship.

Net Worth & Salary

Kia’s net worth is estimated to be $150,000 accrued mainly through her basketball activities.

Similarly, the pay difference between male and female counterparts is massive in the sporting world. Therefore, Kia’s net worth stands extremely low when compared to male NBA players.

Similarly, Nurse has an average salary of $57,000, which is acceptable.

Likewise, Kia has signed a contract where she will earn $202,847 during her four-year deal. On the other hand, she also signed a Jordan contract.

Relationship Status| Personal Life

The Ontario native is not a married woman as she is quite young and is just starting her professional career.

However, she is in a relationship with John Robinson IV, who runs a podcast show called Ball Talk With JRob. Likewise, this analyses American sports, especially American Football.


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Kia suffered a torn ACL in her right knee and she missed the remainder of the 2021 WNBA season. Similarly, she suffered the injury in Game 4 of Mercury’s semifinal series against the Las Vegas Aces.

Likewise, Kia was unable to put weight on her knee and had to be helped off the court. Moreover, because of the absence of Kia, the Mercury lost Game 4 to the Aces by a final score of 93-76.

Social Media Profile

Kia is quite active on social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Instagram: 95.2k followers

Twitter: 34.5k followers

Facebook: 5.6k followers

Some FAQs

Is Kia a color commentator?

Yes, Kia is a color commentator and analyst for TSN broadcasts of the Toronto Raptors and NCAA March Madness.

Does Nurse own Kia Motors or receive special discounts?

No, Nurse does not own the multinational automobile manufacturer Kia Motors, and she probably will not receive a special discount.

Has she sustained an injury?

In the year 2020, she sprained her ankle in the second quarter which caused her to leave the game and rest.

Quick Facts

Full Name Kia Nurse
Birth Date 22 February 1996
Birth Place Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Nick Name Not available
Religion Christian
Nationality Canadian
Ethnicity African-American
Education University of Connecticut
Horoscope Pisces
Father’s Name Richard Nurse
Mother’s Name Cathy Nurse
Siblings Tamika Nurse, Darnell Nurse
Age 26 years old
Height 6’0″ (1.83 m)
Weight 68 kg (150 lbs)
Shoe Size Not available
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Body Measurement Not Available
Build Athletic
Married No
Boyfriends Yes
Spouse John Robinson IV
Position Point Guard
Profession Basketball Player
Net Worth $200,000
Franchises New York Liberty (WNBA), Canberra Capitals (WNBL)
Jersey Number 5 (New York Liberty)
Social Media Instagram, Facebook, Twitter
Merch Trading Cards, Mercury Jersey
Last Update May 2022

Written by Keshaa Perry

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