Drafted 10th overall – signs with WNBA's New York Liberty
TORONTO, April 13, 2018 /CNW/ - Cimoroni & Company is pleased to announce the signing of top Canadian basketball player, Kia Nurse, to its ever-expanding roster of high profile sports and entertainment talent.
After four incredibly successful seasons with the University of Connecticut Huskies, Hamilton, Ontario's Kia Nurse was picked 10th overall in the WNBA 2018 draft by the New York Liberty. Kia's pending pro career is one of the most anticipated of any Canadian basketball player.
"We are very excited to sign Kia Nurse, who is the face of Canadian basketball in 2018," says Dan Cimoroni, CEO and Founder, Cimoroni & Company. "We'll be taking a very strategic approach to partnering with brands that will enhance both her domestic and international profile. As a mainstay of the fifth-ranked Canadian Women's National Basketball Team, her Olympic aspirations underscore her huge potential for global recognition."
During a college career that included two NCAA Division I championships, Kia capped her outstanding tenure at the top women's college basketball program in the United States by being selected as the 2018 NCAA Division I Defensive Player of the Year in addition to being named to the All American Athletic Conference First Team.
She continues the Nurse legacy as a member of one of Canada's top sporting families including: father Richard, former wide receiver who played in the Canadian Football League for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, mother Cathy played Basketball for the McMaster Marauders, uncle Donovan McNabb an NFL quarterback, brother Darnell plays for the Edmonton Oilers, sister Tamika played Basketball for Oregon and represented Canada at the U19 World Championships, and cousin Sarah, an Olympian who played for the silver medal Canadian women's hockey team in PyeongChang.
Nurse is excited at the prospect of working with a company known for creating high value partnerships for its clientèle. "Cimoroni & Company provides me with the expertise, experience, and leadership to help identify opportunities that stay true to my values," says Nurse. "It's important to me to work with partners who are also interested in growing the game of basketball for girls and young women. I look forward to connecting with even more fans who are as passionate about basketball and healthy living as I am."
Cimoroni & Company is a sport and entertainment group providing executive level selling and unrivalled industry and media relationships connecting prominent brands with leading edge sport and entertainment properties and talent through compelling content. Established in 2013, Cimoroni & Company's blue-chip roster of clients and properties include: Connor McDavid, Lance Stroll, Mike Weir, FIFA, Bell Media, Spartan Race Canada and The European Golf Tour.
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