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).

Amber Holt
Free agent
PositionGuard / forward
Personal information
Born (1985-06-07) June 7, 1985 (age 37)
Norcross, Georgia
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High schoolMeadowcreek (Norcross, Georgia)
College
WNBA draft2008 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9th overall
Selected by the Connecticut Sun
Career history
2008–2009Connecticut Sun
2010–2012Tulsa Shock
Career highlights and awards
Stats at WNBA.com

Early lifeEdit

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.

College careerEdit

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.[1]

Middle Tennessee statisticsEdit

Source[2]

Legend
  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
Year Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2006–07 Middle Tennessee 34 567 .465 .294 .769 6.3 1.9 2.7 0.4 16.7
2007–08 Middle Tennessee 34 930 .518 .278 .789 8.1 3.2 2.4 0.3 27.4
Career 68 1,497 .497 .285 .781 7.2 2.5 2.5 0.4 22.0

WNBA careerEdit

In the 2008 WNBA draft, Holt was picked by the Connecticut Sun in the first round, 9th overall.

WUBA CareerEdit

In 2020 Holt played with the Southern Lady Generals winning the Eurobasket.com player of the year award leading them to the WUBA Championship.

Overseas careerEdit

She played with Sopron in Hungary during the 2008–09 WNBA off-season.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ John Altavilla. "Shots Falling For Sun Rookies[permanent dead link]", Hartford Courant, June 26, 2008. Retrieved on 2008-07-11.
  2. ^ "Women's Basketball Player stats". NCAA. Retrieved October 5, 2015.
  3. ^ "WNBA.com: Offseason 2008-09: Overseas Roster". www.wnba.com. Retrieved September 9, 2017.

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