Kia Nurse wins WNBL MVP
UC Capitals star Kia Nurse has etched her way into the Chemist Warehouse WNBL record books as the first import to win the Suzy Batkovic Medal for the league's Most Valuable Player.
The Canadian guard, who turns 24 next week, in just her second WNBL season polled 94 votes to win over Adelaide Lightning’s first-year star import Brianna Turner (88 votes) and a trio of Australian Opals - Melbourne Boomers co-captain Cayla George (70 ), Perth Lynx guard Katie-Rae Ebzery (69) and Adelaide’s Steph Talbot (65) – rounding out the Top 5.
A rising WNBA star with the New York Liberty, Nurse was the WNBL’s leading scorer this season, averaging 21.3 points per game plus 4.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists. She scored in double figures in every game, producing a WNBL career-best 33 points against the Southside Flyers in Round 14, while claiming multiple Player and Team of the Week accolades.Full story on WNBL site