Drafted to the Liberty 10th Overall in the 2018 WNBA Draft
Made her WNBA debut on May 20, 2018, scoring 17 points against the Chicago Sky
Voted to be a starter in the 2019 WNBA All-Star game during her second year in the league
Her selection made her just the third Canadian to play in the All-Star Game.
Selected to participate the WNBA All-Star 3-Point Contest
Scored a career-high 34 points during her rookie campaign on June 2, 2018 against the Indiana Fever
2021: Signed with the Phoenix Mercury, coming off a 2021 campaign with the Mercury in which she averaged 9.5 points and a career-best 3.5 rebounds, while shooting 35.3 percent from three-point range, matching her career high for a season (2019). Acquired in a preseason trade with the New York Liberty for her shooting ability, Nurse made a team-high 59 threes last season, 10th-most in the WNBA. Starting in all 32 regular season games for the Mercury, Nurse scored a season-high 28 points in the team’s final game before the Olympic break in Seattle, knocking down a career-high seven triples and adding six rebounds and five assists. Her season was highlighted by a 40-foot buzzer beater in Chicago on June 1 to give the Mercury an 84-83 win.
2020: Appeared in 21 of the Liberty’s 22-game slate in her third WNBA season, starting in 18… Averaged a team-best 12.2 points per game, 2.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game over a team-high 27.5 minutes per game… Recorded season-highs of 21 points twice, 7 rebounds three times, and 7 assists (DAL – 9/13) which was a career-high.
2019: Started in all 34 games for the Liberty… As second-leading scorer, averaged 13.7 PPG, 2.5 RPG and 2.3 APG… Voted as WNBA All-star starter for first time in career…Her selection made her just the third Canadian to play in the All-Star Game… Also selected to participate in the 3-point contest at WNBA All-Star game…Eclipsed 100 career three-pointers made in her second WNBA season… Posted season highs of 26 points vs Phoenix Mercury, 26 points vs Los Angeles Sparks, 26 vs Minnesota Lynx, 7 Rebounds vs Phoenix Mercury, 6 Assists vs Phoenix Mercury… Averaged 87.2% from the free throw line and 35.3% from beyond the arc.
2018: Drafted 10th overall in 2018 WNBA Draft…Played in all 34 games of the 2018 season…Shot 40.2% in field goals…Made 87% of her free throws…Scored a career-high of 34 points on the road against Indiana, setting the Liberty single-game rookie scoring record (6/2)…Grabbed 7 rebounds for a season high at Phoenix (8/19)…Recorded 17 points in her WNBA debut against the Chicago Sky (5/20).
College: Played guard at the University of Connecticut…Started in all 33 games of the season 2016-17…Average 12.7 PPG… Led the league in free throw percentage making 85.5% of her free throws…Scored double figures in 20 games…2016-17 Conference Preseason Player of the Year…Won back-to-back championship with UConn in 2015 and 2016…Only player to start in every game of the season (2015-16)…Averaged 12.3 PPG and shot 56.4 3P%…Earned over 100 assists…Played in all 39 games as a Freshman (2014-15)…Scored 399 points to rank her 10th for UConn Freshmen…Made 55 steals ranking her 9th in all-time steals for UConn freshmen…2015 American Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year…2015 American Athletic Conference All-Freshman Team
Personal: Kia Nurse (born February 22, 1996) She played college basketball at Connecticut. Daughter of Richard and Kathy Nurse…Older brother Darnell and older sister Tamika…Graduated from St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School… Led St. Thomas More to gold at the AAAA OFSAA Championship in 2012 and 2013…Selected as St. Thomas More Athlete of the year during her freshman and sophomore year…Won two National Championships for team Ontario…Won two Player of the Year honors for Basketball Ontario…Averaged 10.0 PPG to help Team Canada finished second in the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship and earn a spot in the World Championship in 2014.