Canada Basketball

Players of the Week


  • Dec 02 - Dec 09, 2019

    Kia Nurse

    In a win over Townsville (87-78), Nurse scored 24 points, adding 2 rebounds and 2 steals in 21 minutes.

    Tyler Ennis

    In the last week with the Raptors 905, Ennis scored 16 points, 9 assists, and 4 rebounds in two wins.

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  • Nov 25 - Dec 02, 2019

    Miranda Ayim

    In Landes 67-60 win over Hainaut, Ayim scored 16 points, secured 10 rebounds, while adding two steals.

    Chris Boucher

    Boucher stepped into the backup centre role well over the past week, playing great minutes off the bench in 3 weeks. He also averaged 13 points and 10 rebounds during this stretch.

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  • Nov 18 - Nov 25, 2019

    Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe

    Raincock-Ekunwe led the team in efficiency (22.3), while averaging 14.7 points per game; while shooting 86% from the field, 6.3 RPG, 3.0 APG. 1.0 SPG. This resulted in her being chosen as the recipient of the Bryan Anderson award for contributions during the FIBA Olympic Qualifier.

    Kyle Wiltjer

    In two games Wiltjer averaged 22 points, and 8 rebounds including a 33 point game and shot 8/14 from the 3-point line.

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  • Nov 11 - Nov 18, 2019

    Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe

    In a win over Spara&K MR, Raincock-Ekunwe scored 15 points (7/8 FG), had 10 rebounds, 8 assists and 2 steals.

    Andrew Wiggins

    Wiggins averaged 32 points, 6 assists, and 4 rebounds over the last four games with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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  • Oct 28 - Nov 04, 2019

    Cassandra Brown

    In an 8-point win over Residence, Brown scored 34 points while securing 7 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocks.

    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

    In his first three games with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander averaged 24 points, 6 assists, and 3 rebounds.

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  • Oct 20 - Oct 27, 2019

    Alex Kiss-Rusk

    In Marburg's 79-65 win over Heidelberg, Kiss-Rusk had a game-high 22 points, 8 rebounds and 6 blocked shots.

    Aaron Best

    Best recorded 26 points, 2 assists, and 2 rebounds against Panathinaikos in the Greek league.

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  • Oct 14 - Oct 21, 2019

    Ruth Hamblin

    In a win over Rostov (84-68), Hamblin contributed 21 points (8/11 FG) and 12 rebounds in 17 minutes of action.

    Phil Scrubb

    Scrubb had 26 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds in a win in the Liga ACB leauge on Sunday October 13.

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  • Oct 07 - Oct 14, 2019

    Miranda Ayim

    Ayim led team with a double-double scoring 12 points (6/8 FG), and securing 11 rebounds in 71-58 win over Flammes Carolo Basket Ardennes.

    Kaza Kajami-Keane

    Keane scored 31 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in the Syntainics MBC win over Hamburg.

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  • Sep 30 - Oct 07, 2019

    Kayla Alexander

    Alexander was named All-Star Five at FIBA AmeriCup. Tournament stats: 15.6 PPG, 10.2 RPG, 1.0 BPG Shot 66% from the field, and 92% from FT

    Dyshawn Pierre

    Pierre averaged 14 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists in 2 wins for the Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari.

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  • Sep 16 - Sep 23, 2019

    Michelle Plouffe

    Michelle Plouffe and the Canada Women's 3X3 team won their third title on the FIBA 3x3 Women's Series in Montreal last weekend. In the final, Michelle scored in double digits (10 points), also adding 7 rebounds and 4 highlights for good measure. Over the course of the weekend, Michelle was the tournament’s leader in highlights, blocked shots, key assists, efficiency, and the tournament’s second-leading scorer.

    Khem Birch

    Khem Birch scored 15 points and had 9 rebounds in Team Canada's loss to Germany at the FIBA World Cup.

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  • Sep 09 - Sep 16, 2019

    Kayla Alexander

    Alexander recorded 5 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist in Chicago Sky’s loss to Washington.

    Cory Joseph

    Joseph finished with 24 Points, 3 Assists, 2 Rebounds and 2 Steal in win against Senegal at the FIBA World Cup.

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  • Sep 02 - Sep 09, 2019

    Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe

    Started for Liberty in loss to Connecticut. Scoring 10 points (5/6 FG), securing 7 rebounds and a block.

    Kyle Wiltjer

    Wiltjer scored a game-high 21 points in loss to USA to close out the International Exhibition Series.

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  • Aug 26 - Sep 02, 2019

    Kia Nurse

    Nurse had 24 points (6/10 3FG), 3 assists, and 1 steal in loss to Washington Mystics.

    Kyle Wiltjer

    Wiltjer scored 18 points and five rebounds in victory over New Zealand.

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  • Aug 19 - Aug 26, 2019

    Natalie Achonwa

    Achonwa averaged 9.5 points, 5 rebounds and 2.5 assists over the last two games for the Indiana Fever.

    Kevin Pangos

    In a double-header against New Zealand, Pangos finished with 10 points, six rebounds and six assists in just 18 minutes in the first win. As well as 17 points and nine assists in the second win.

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  • Aug 12 - Aug 19, 2019

    Kiandra Browne

    Named tournament MVP for the U17 girls at National Championships.

    Khem Birch

    Birch was named MVP after leading Canada in a win against Nigeria in the Toronto exhibition game.

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  • Aug 05 - Aug 12, 2019

    Kia Nurse

    Nurse was named a starter in the 2019 WNBA All-Star Game. Kia scored 15 points in the game (third highest on the team), shooting 6/12 from the field while adding 2 rebounds and steal. She also participated in the Three-Point Contest, placing 4th overall.

    Jordan Baker

    Baker had 12 points and 9 rebounds and 8 points and 10 rebounds in two games against the Saskatchewan Rattlers.

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  • Jul 29 - Aug 05, 2019

    Aaliyah Edwards

    Lead Team Canada at U19 World Championships in points, rebounds, blocks, second in assists; 11.4 PPG, 6.7 RPG, 0.7 BPG, 1.7 APG.

    Marek Klassen

    During the week, Klassen recorded 16 points and 7 assists, as well as 27 points and 8 assists for the Fraser Valley Bandits.

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  • Jul 22 - Jul 29, 2019

    Taya Hanson

    Lead team in their one-point win over Mozambique. Scoring a team-high 19 points (6/6 FT), and 6 rebounds.

    Guillaume Payen Boucard

    Payen-Boucard averaged 18 points per game in three games with the Niagara River Lions.

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  • Jul 15 - Jul 22, 2019

    Natalie Achonwa

    In Indiana’s 88-95 loss to Washington, Natalie secured a double-double for the Fever with 16 points (5/9 FG), and 12 rebounds (4 offensive).

    Munis Tutu

    Averaged 14 points per game in the 2019 FISU tournament.

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  • Jul 08 - Jul 15, 2019

    Kia Nurse

    In New York’s two wins over Seattle and Phoenix, Kia averaged 25 PPG, 4 RPG, 3 SPG over the two-game span.

    AJ Lawson

    Averaged 17 points per game at the U19 World Cup.

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  • Jun 23 - Jun 30, 2019

    Isaline Alexander

    Named to All-Star Five at the FIBA U16 Americas Women's Championship.

    R.J. Barrett

    Drafted 3rd overall by the NY Knicks in the 2019 NBA Draft.

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  • Jun 10 - Jun 17, 2019

    Kayla Alexander

    Kayla lead the SWNT in scoring, rebounding, blocks, and field goal percentage on their five-game exhibition tour. Averaging; 12.8 PPG, 8.2 RPG, 65% FG%, 1.2 BPG over the five-game span.

    Kevin Pangos

    Kevin Pangos scored 9 points and 2 assists in a close loss to rival Real Madrid.

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  • Jun 03 - Jun 10, 2019

    Natalie Achonwa

    In Indiana Fever’s win over Dallas (79-64), Natalie Achonwa scored 17 points (6/10 FG), 11 rebounds (6 offensive), 5 assists and 2 blocks.

    Dyshawn Pierre

    Dyshawn Pierre scored 15 points and 8 rebounds in the Italian League.

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  • Jun 01 - Jun 08, 2019

    Avianna Thompson

    Lead U16 team in scoring at U16 Americas; 9.7 PPG. Also added 6.7 RPG (second on the team).

    Karim Mane

    Averaged 12 points per game at the U19 FIBA World Cup.

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  • May 27 - Jun 03, 2019

    Kia Nurse

    In her first two games of the WNBA season, Kia averaged 13 points per game, shooting 39%.

    Kyle Wiltjer

    Kyle Wiltjer scored 10 points in a win over Andorra and 10 points and 6 rebounds in a win over Valencia.

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  • May 20 - May 27, 2019

    Bridget Carleton

    Bridget Carleton made the Connecticut Sun roster to start WNBA season.

    Joel Anthony

    Joel Anthony had 23 point and 9 rebounds in a big win in La Liga in Argentina.

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  • May 06 - May 13, 2019

    Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe

    Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe averaged 13.3 points per game and 8 rebounds per game in series win over Landerneau.

    Jamal Murray

    Jamal Murray scored 24 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists in Game 6 and 17 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists in game seven of the second round against the Portland Trail Blazers.

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  • Apr 29 - May 06, 2019

    Cassandra Brown

    In the final game of the season, Cassandra Brown scored 30 points (12/25 FG), 6 RB, 2 AST in a win over Niki Lefkada.

    Melvin Ejim

    Melvin Ejim scored 20 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists in a win over Kalev/Cramo in the VTB United League.

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  • Apr 22 - Apr 29, 2019

    Jamie Scott

    In two wins over Inventa and Enisey, Jamie Scott averaged 25.5 PPG, 7.5 RPG, 5 APG, 2.5 SPG

    Owen Klassen

    Owen Klassen scored 25 points, 12 rebounds, 12 rebounds and 3 assists in a big win over Brose in the German League.

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  • Apr 15 - Apr 22, 2019

    Miah-Marie Langlois

    In a win over Dynamo Miah-Marie Langlois averaged 22 points (7/12 FG, 5/6 FT), 8 assists, and 5 steals.

    Andrew Wiggins

    Andrew Wiggins scored 25 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists against the Denver Nuggets in the last game of the season.

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  • Apr 08 - Apr 15, 2019

    Jamie Scott

    Jamie Scott scored 29 points on 11/18 shooting from the field and 5/7 from behind the arch. Scott also added 10 rebounds and three steals helping lead Dinamo Novosibirsk to a 73-65 win over Enisey.

    Dwight Powell

    Dwight Powell averaged 17 points, eight rebounds and two assists, helping the Dallas Mavericks close out their season with two wins and a loss.

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  • Apr 01 - Apr 08, 2019

    Alex Kiss-Rusk

    In Marburg’s loss to Keltern (61-75); 15 points (7/10 FG), 7 rebounds – both team highs

    Jamal Murray

    Murray averaged 33 PTS last week and 19 PTS, 4 AST, 4 REB for Nuggets the week before.

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  • Mar 25 - Apr 01, 2019

    Merissah Russell

    Merissah Russell scored 30 points, 10 rebounds, 4 steals and was named Game MVP as Team White won the Inaugural Biosteel Girl’s 112-78 over Team Red.

    Jamal Murray

    Jamal Murray averaged 18.5 points, 3.75 assists, 1.75 rebounds helping the Denver Nuggets to a 2-2 record during the week.

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  • Mar 18 - Mar 25, 2019

    Bridget Carleton

    Bridget Carleton dropped 31 points, 10 rebounds, one assist and one steal in a 69-60 loss to #11 Missouri State in the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament. Carleton finishes her Iowa State career with 2142 points, 863 rebounds, 211 steals, 124 blocks, 85.7% free throw, and a 40.5% field goal.

    Robert Sacre

    Robert Sacre averaged 45 points, 14 rebounds over the Sun Rockers Shibuya's two wins this past week in Japan.

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  • Mar 11 - Mar 18, 2019

    Linnaea Harper

    Linnaea Harper averaged 15.3 points, seven rebounds and 3.7 assists helping the McMaster Marauders capture their first ever U SPORTS Women's Basketball National Championship. Harper was named the MVP of National Championships.

    Marial Shayok

    Marial Shayok averaged 18 points, three rebounds and two assists, leading his Iowa State Cyclones to the Big12 championship. Shayok was also named tournament MVP.

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  • Mar 04 - Mar 11, 2019

    Bridget Carleton

    Bridget Carleton averaged 24.6 points, 8.8 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 2.2 steals, 1.2 blocks. Carleton was also named Big 12 Conference Player of the Year. She is the second Canadian to win the award (Stacey Dales 2001 & 2002).

    Eddie Ekiyor

    Eddie Ekiyor averaged 17 points, 13 rebounds and two assists over three games at the U SPORTS Final 8, helping the Carleton Ravens win their 14th national championship in program history. Ekiyor was also named Player of the Game for the Gold medal game, the MVP of the tournament and named a tournament all-star.

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  • Feb 25 - Mar 04, 2019

    Miah-Marie Langlois

    Miah-Marie Langlois scored 15 points while adding seven assists, five steals and four rebounds in Dynamo NR 69-78 loss to Inventa.

    Phil Scrubb

    Phil Scrubb scored 14 points, adding eight assists, five rebounds, one block and one steal in Canada's 95-55 win over Venezuela in the final game of the FIBA Americas Qualifiers.

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  • Feb 18 - Feb 25, 2019

    Kia Nurse

    Kia Nurse averaged 17 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals to help the Canberra Capitals win the 3-game WNBL Championship over the Adelaide Lightning.

    Kyle Wiltjer

    Kyle Wiltjer scored 12 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and added two assists, helping Canada improve to 9-2 in the Americas Qualifiers, as they defeated Chile 85-46.

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  • Feb 11 - Feb 18, 2019

    Shay Colley

    Shay Colley scored a career high 32 points, going 12 of 18 from the field and added 6 rebounds, 5 steals and 2 blocks as the Michigan State Spartans defeated the Indiana Hoosiers 77-61.

    Kadre Gray

    Kadre Gray scored 45 points, going 16 of 29 from the field, adding 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals as the Laurentian Voyageurs upset the previously #1 ranked Ryerson Rams 88-82.

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  • Feb 04 - Feb 11, 2019

    Kayla Alexander

    Kayla Alexander scored 20 points and added 9 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 block and went 9 of 14 from the field as the Adelaide Lightning defeated the Melbourne Boomers 100-92, sending them to the Women's National Basketball League Finals.

    ALEXANDER-WALKER NICKEIL

    Nickeil Alexander-Walker averaged 18 points, four rebounds, four assists, three steals while shooting 50% from behind the 3pt range as the Virginia Tech Hokies went 2-1 last week in their three games.

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  • Jan 24 - Jan 31, 2019

    Thomas Scrubb

    Tommy Scrubb scored 31 points and added eight rebounds, two steals, one assist and one block as Pallacanestro Varese falls 78-73 to Germani Brescia Leonessa.

    Sami Hill

    Sami Hill scored 20 points and added nine rebounds, three assists and two steals as Donau-Ries defeated Saarlouis 93-72.

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  • Nov 16 - Nov 23, 2018

    R.J. Barrett

    R.J. Barrett scored 23 points and added six rebounds, two assists and a steal as the Duke Blue Devils defeated Army 94-72. Barrett is averaging 25.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.7 assists in three games this season.

    Bridget Carleton

    Bridget Carleton scored the game-winning basket with nine seconds remaining to lift the Iowa State Cyclones to victory over Auburn in Preseason WNIT Semifinal. Carleton finished the game with 15 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists.

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  • Nov 08 - Nov 15, 2018

    Miranda Ayim

    Miranda Ayim led the way for Landes with a game-high 17pts on 8-of-9 shooting to go along with 8rebounds in a tough 71-69 loss to Tarbes in a Eurocup matchup.

    Jamal Murray

    Jamal Murray tied Steve Nash's record for points by a Canadian in an NBA game with a career-high 48points in a 115-107 win over the Boston Celtics. Murray scored 19 of his points in the 4th quarter alone.

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  • Nov 01 - Nov 08, 2018

    Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe

    Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe had an efficient scoring line of 11points on 4-of-6 shooting, to go along with 9rebounds including 7 on the offensive end helping Bourges to a 77-62 win over Roche.

    Kevin Pangos

    Kevin Pangos helped his team improve to 6 and 0 on the season by racking up a game-high 32points with 4assists and 2rebounds in a 94-92 Barcelona overtime win against Joventut.

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  • Oct 24 - Oct 31, 2018

    Natalie Achonwa

    Natalie Achonwa finished with a double -ouble including a game-high 24 points (9-15 FG) and 10 rebounds in Jiangsu’s 100-72 win over Shandong in China’s CBA league.

    Thomas Scrubb

    Thomas Scrubb came up big with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists in a couple of wins including a Euro Cup matchup for his new club in Italy, Pallacanestro Venese.

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  • Oct 18 - Oct 25, 2018

    Nirra Fields

    In her first game of the season in Poland’s BLK league, Nirra Fields scored a game-high 30points (11-19 FG, 4-7 3pt FG) to go along with 3rebounds, 2blocks and a steal in Energa Torun’s 73-71 loss to CCC Polkowice.

    Kaza Kajami-Keane

    Over the last week, Kaza Kajami-Keane averaged 19ppg, 8rpg and 2apg in two wins that has helped Zwolle of the Dutch Basketball League get out to a 3-0 start to the season.

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  • Oct 11 - Oct 18, 2018

    Miranda Ayim

    Miranda Ayim rejoined her Basket Landes club team in the French LFB and scored 18points (8-9 FG, 2-2 3pt FG) to go along with 3 rebounds in a 79-76 loss to Nantes-Reze.

    Marc Trasolini

    Marc Trasolini has enjoyed a solid start to his season in Japan’s B. League racking up a double double of 25points and 10rebounds for Levanga Hokkaido in a 70-53 win over Osaka Evessa.

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  • Sep 30 - Oct 07, 2018

    Kia Nurse

    Kia Nurse led the Senior Women's National Team with 18.2ppg, which also ranked her third in individual scoring at the FIBA Women's World Cup. Nurse also racked up 2.7apg and 2.2rpg as Canada finished in 7th place with a 4-2 record.

    Jamal Murray

    Jamal Murray kicked off his preseason schedule with 18points (8-12 FG, 2-3 3pt FG) and 2rebounds in the Denver Nuggets 124-107 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

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  • Sep 19 - Sep 26, 2018

    Joel Anthony

    Joel Anthony scored a game-high 17 points and added five rebounds and three blocks in a crucial 84-61 road win over Chile to improve to 7-1 in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers. Congratulations on earning this week's Toyota Player of the Week!

    Kia Nurse

    Kia Nurse had a game-high 29 points on 11/16 shooting as Canada defeated Korea 82-63 on Sunday morning to improve to 2-0 at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2018. In Canada's opening game of the tournament, Nurse had 12 points in a 81-50 win over Greece. Congratulations on earning this week's Toyota Player of the Week!

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  • Aug 23 - Aug 30, 2018

    R.J. Barrett

    R.J. Barrett put up a game-high 34 points to go along with five rebounds and a pair of steals in Duke University's 86-67 victory over Ryerson University in game one of the Duke Canada Tour. Barrett and Duke will now move on the face the University of Toronto Varsity Blues on August 17, 2018. Congratulations on earning this week's Toyota Player of the Week!

    Kia Nurse

    Kia Nurse ended her rookie season with yet another incredible performance in a loss against the Phoenix Mercury. Nurse led the New York Liberty with a game-high 28 points, seven rebounds, and a pair of steals to close out the season, ending the year with an average of 9.1 PPG. Congratulations on earning this week's Toyota Player of the Week!

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