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Nick Kay

Illawarra Hawks DOB: 3 August 1992 Height: 206cm Position: Forward Number: 11

 

 

 

Hometown: Stanmore, NSW

Current Club: Illawarra Hawks (NBL)

International Debut: 2017

Biography

Kay played college basketball in the United States for the Metropolitan State University of Denver from 2011-2015 alongside future Boomers team mate Mitch McCarron and helped the Roadrunners to four consecutive NCAA tournaments as well as a Runners-Up finish in 2013.

He was twice named first-team All-RMAC and in 2014 was awarded the Most Valuable Player of the RMAC Tournament.

Following the end of his college career, Kay returned to Australia to play for the Townsville Crocodiles in the NBL and he averaged 10.8 points and 6.7 rebounds in his debut season to be named Rookie of the Year.

He then made the move to Illawarra where he currently resides while also spending time in the NZNBL with the Southland Sharks.

Making his mark on the national scene, Kay was an important member of the FIBA Asia Cup gold medal as the Boomers advanced undefeated through the tournament, finishing with averages of 7.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game.

Previous Clubs:

2015-16 - Townsville Crocodiles
2016-Current - Southland Sharks
2016-Current - Illawarra Hawks

Major Awards:

RMAC Tournament MVP: 2014
First-Team All-RMAC: 2014, 2015
NBL Rookie of the Year: 2016
FIBA Asia Cup (Gold): 2017

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