Amber Shirell Holt (born June 7, 1985) is an American professional women's basketball player most recently with the Tulsa Shock in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).
|Position||Guard / forward|
|Born||June 7, 1985|
|Listed height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Listed weight||170 lb (77 kg)|
|High school||Meadowcreek (Norcross, Georgia)|
|WNBA draft||2008 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9th overall|
|Selected by the Connecticut Sun|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at WNBA.com|
Holt was born in Norcross, Georgia. She is the daughter of Cassandra Holt. Holt is joined by her two brothers, Cortez and DeMarkus Dennis.
High school careerEdit
Holt attended Meadowcreek High School in Norcross, Georgia. Holt averaged 19.1 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists as a senior while leading the Lady Mustangs to a 20–7 record. Holt was a first-team All-State performer as a junior when she led Meadowcreek to a 24–6 record and a runner-up finish in the 2002 Class AAAAA State Tournament.
Holt went to Southeastern Illinois College. As a freshman, Holt was named second-team All-America by the NJCAA after averaging 20.3 points, 10.9 rebounds and 3.6 steals for SIC ... Among national leaders, she finished the season ranked No. 9 in both scoring and rebounding, as well as No. 10 in steals, No. 46 in free throw percentage (.775) and No. 50 in field goal percentage (.539) ... As a sophomore, Holt was a Kodak All-American and a first-team All-America pick by the NJCAA ... Averaged 20.2 points, 9.5 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 4.0 steals while leading Southern Illinois to a 33–3 record and a fifth-place finish at the NJCAA Tournament. Nationally, she ranked No. 15 in scoring, No. 30 in rebounding, No. 12 in steals, and No. 40 in assists.
Holt transferred to Middle Tennessee State University. As a senior during the 2007–2008 season, she was the top scoring player in Division I.
Middle Tennessee statisticsEdit
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
In the 2008 WNBA draft, Holt was picked by the Connecticut Sun in the first round, 9th overall.
In 2020 Holt played with the Southern Lady Generals winning the Eurobasket.com player of the year award leading them to the WUBA Championship.
She played with Sopron in Hungary during the 2008–09 WNBA off-season.
- ^ John Altavilla. "Shots Falling For Sun Rookies[permanent dead link]", Hartford Courant, June 26, 2008. Retrieved on 2008-07-11.
- ^ "Women's Basketball Player stats". NCAA. Retrieved October 5, 2015.
- ^ "WNBA.com: Offseason 2008-09: Overseas Roster". www.wnba.com. Retrieved September 9, 2017.