Kia Nurse

November 17, 2019
First published on:November 17, 2019
by John Max

2019 WNBL Champion, Kia Nurse, is a Canadian professional basketball player who is currently signed to the New York Liberty of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). She was picked 10th overall by the New York Liberty in the 2018 WNBA Draft with the round 1.

Hamilton, Ontario native, Kia Nurse, was born on 22nd February 1996, under the star sign Pisces. 6 ft tall who holds a Canadian nationality finished her colligate career playing for the UConn Huskies women's basketball team. 

Net Worth

No. 5 – New York Liberty Point guard, Kia Nurse, is currently under a four year / $191,720 contract with the team, which includes an annual average salary of $47,930. As per the deal, she will earn a base salary of $44,273, while carrying a cap hit of $44,273 in the 2019-20 season. Earlier this season, she pocketed $43,404. 

Similarly, she is projected to summon $48,701 and $55,342 in the 2020-21 and 2021-22 season, respectively. In the team, Tina Charles, Amanda Zahui B, and Bria Hartley are the highest-paid roosters. 

Kia Nurse SOURCE: Instagram @kianurse

Further, she is a Nike athlete and wears it's Air Jordan brands basketball shoes, athletic, casual, and style clothing.

Besides, she also plays WNBL side Canberra Capitals. According to the source, for the next two seasons: 2019-20 and 2020-20, WNBL players will be guaranteed a minimum base wage of $13,000, a 73 percent increase from the previous season.

Looking at her contract, earnings, and endorsement, the Nurse's net worth in 2019 is approximately $0.2 million

Boyfriend: John Robinson IV

Nither single nor married, the twenty-three years old basketball player is currently in a relationship with her boyfriend, John Robinson IV. 

Kia Nurse and her boyfriend, John Robinson IV SOURCE: Instagram @kianurse

Her man runs a podcast called Ball Talk With JRob that dives deep into American sports, particularly American Football. He uses his millennial ideals and his college football background to create a completely objective perspective.

Family Background

Come from a long line of professional athletes, Kia was born to parents: father, Richard, who played football for the CFL’s Hamiton Tiger-Cats, and her mother, Cathy, played basketball at Canada’s McMaster University. 

She was raised alongside her sister Tamika, a former collegiate basketball player for Oregon Ducks women's basketball team and brother Darnell, a defenseman with NHL’s Edmonton Oilers. 

CAPTION: Kia Nurse with her sibling SOURCE: The Canberra Times

Moreover, her cousin, Sarah Nurse, played hockey at Wisconsin. Further, her aunt, Raquel Nurse, a former basketball player at Syracuse, tied the knot with former NFL and Syracuse QB Donovan McNabb

Career Highlights And Awards

  • 2019 WNBA All-Star 
  • 2019 WNBL Champion
  • 2× NCAA champion in 2015 and 2016
  • 2018 WBCA Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2015 AAC Freshmen of the Year
  • 2018 AAC Defensive Player of the Year 

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