Kia Nurse will be headed to Australia later this year to play basketball.

The Hamilton, Ontario native has signed a one-year deal with the Canberra Capitals of the WNBL.

Nurse, who is one of international basketball’s brightest prospects, was in high demand as many European clubs made offers to her but she turned them down to sign with the Capitals.

The New York Liberty guard was selected 10th over all in the 2018 WNBA draft after an impressive collegiate career at the University of Connecticut as well as time playing for team Canada on the international scene.

The 22-year old was still in high school when she forced her way into the Canadian national team roster, which would help her to gain an appearance in the 2016 Olympic Games.

Nurse was recruited by Capitals star Marianna Tolo, who is friends with a handful of Canadian players, which ultimately led to the signing.

The Canadian star has a great deal of experience, even though she is still young. Nurse is a savvy workhorse that has a high basketball IQ. While she can shoot the threes, she can also shoot the mid-range pull-ups and can score as she posted 34 points in a WNBA game as a rookie which is the largest score for a rookie this season.

Nurse is expected to arrive in Canberra in early October following the world championships, which will giver about ten days to prepare for the season opener.

Nurse was crowned the 2015 FIBA AmeriCup’s most valuable player as she went on to win back-to-back NCAA titles with UConn in 2015 and 2016 to make her mark on her family’s rich sports history.

Her father is a former Canadian Football League player he mother a college basketballer, her brother plays for the Edmonton Oilers in the NHL and her sister is also playing college basketball.