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Canada’s Kia Nurse to overlook Olympic qualifying match with minor harm

Kia Nurse will miss out on the upcoming FIBA Ladies’s Olympic qualifying match attributable to an harm.

Canada Basketball says Nurse suffered a minor harm in observe that may hold her out of the match however she might be obtainable for the Paris 2024 Olympic Video games, ought to Canada advance.

The sporting group did not give specifics on the harm Nurse suffered.

Canada will face Hungary on Feb. 8, Spain on Feb. 9 and Japan on Feb. 11 in Sopron, Hungary. The highest three groups will advance to the Paris Video games.

The crew additionally named the 12 gamers named to the pre-qualifying match roster on Tuesday.

Canada superior to the qualifying match after going undefeated within the FIBA Ladies’s Olympic Pre-Qualifying Event in November.

The Los Angeles Sparks acquired Nurse from Seattle Storm on the finish of January within the WNBA, together with the Storm’s fourth-overall decide in April’s WNBA draft.

In alternate, the Sparks despatched their 2026 first-round decide to Seattle.

Nurse, from Hamilton, signed as a free agent with Seattle final season and averaged 5.9 factors, 2.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists. She performed all 40 video games and made 20 begins.

The 27-year-old was named a league all-star in 2019.

Full roster

  • Natalie Achonwa (Guelph, Ont.)
  • Kayla Alexander (Milton, Ont.)
  • Laeticia Amihere (Mississauga, Ont.)
  • Bridget Carleton (Chatham, Ont.)
  • Shay Colley (Brampton, Ont.)
  • Yvonne Ejim (Calgary)
  • Nirra Fields (Montreal)
  • Sami Hill (Toronto)
  • Aislinn Konig (Langley, B.C.)
  • Shaina Pellington (Pickering, Ont.)
  • Emily Potter (Winnipeg)
  • Syla Swords (Sudbury, Ont.)

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