"I'm super excited, I've been waiting for this for a really long time," said Nunes. "I've always dreamt of playing professionally and now I'm finally living my dream."
"I'm really excited for her," said Carly Clarke, Nunes' head coach at Ryerson. "It has been her goal since she's been at Ryerson to go play pro when she finished, so I'm very excited that she has [achieved] it."
Clarke believes that Nunes has what it takes to be successful at the professional level.
"I think she learned a ton over her three and a half years at Ryerson, and she has really grown so much as a player and as a person," added Clarke. "She really understood what it takes to be great. She's willing to put the work in and she's been working hard to get better, and she is willing to go through the grind. Those are all things that are key to playing at the next level."
Though only playing for the Rams for three years after transferring to Ryerson from Fairleigh Dickinson (NCAA), the Ajax, Ontario native had an incredible career in Blue and Gold. She finished with 589 points (19th all-time) stemming from an incredible 39.3% shooting percentage, 198 rebounds, and she ranks tenth all-time with 144 assists.
"I'm just so happy to have the opportunity to continue playing basketball," said Nunes.
Mariah is the second Ram to sign a professional contract this season, after Rams teammate Siki Jez joined HPC Royal Eagles at the end of August.
Nunes will make her debut with Oviedo this Sunday, October 22nd.