Nick Kay

Real Betis DOB: 3 August 1992 Height: 206cm Position: Forward Number:

Hometown: Stanmore, NSW

Current Club: Real Betis (Spain)

International Debut: 2017


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.

After two seasons with the Illawarra Hawks, Kay signed a three year deal with the Perth Wildcats in time for the 2018-19 NBL season. During his first season with the Wildcats Brandt averaged 15.2 points and 8.6 rebounds per game as he made the All NBL First-Team for the first time in his career.

Kay was one of four players to play the most FIBA World Cup Qualifiers for the Boomers with 10 games, as Kay averaged 8.4 points and 4.9 rebounds per game, helping the Boomers qualify atop Group F for the 2019 World Cup in China.

At the 2019 Australian Basketball Hall of Fame awards night, Kay was recognised alongside Nathan Sobey with the 2019 Gaze Family Medal for their performances during both the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers and the Commonwealth Games.

In March 2019, Kay claimed his first NBL Championship as a member of the Perth Wildcats, as the 'Cats' defeated Melbourne United in four games. Kay was instrumental in the series win, averaging 10 points, 7.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.8 steals and one block per game in the Grand Final series.

Kay continued his dominant 2019 in the New Zealand National Basketball League with the Wellington Saints. Kay helped lead the Saints to an unbeaten record, as the Saints won the championship, with Kay taking home league MVP honours.

Previous Clubs:

2015-16 - Townsville Crocodiles (NBL)
2016-2017 - Southland Sharks (New Zealand)
2016-2018 - Illawarra Hawks (NBL)
2018-2020 - Perth Wildcats (NBL)
2019 - Wellington Saints (New Zealand)
2020-current - Real Betis (Spain)

Major Awards:

Gaze Family Medal: 2019
RMAC Tournament MVP: 2014
First-Team All-RMAC: 2014, 2015
NBL Champion: 2019, 2020
All NBL First-Team: 2019
NBL Rookie of the Year: 2016
FIBA Asia Cup (Gold): 2017
NZNBL Champion: 2019