Amber Holt #20 Forward
- Born: Jun 07, 1985
- Height: 6-0 / 1,83
- Weight: 170 lbs. / 77,1 kg.
- College: Middle Tennessee
- Years Pro: 5
Recorded her season-high 14 points against Los Angeles on August 30... Made a season-high six field goals and four assists against Los Angeles on June 26... Grabbed a season-high six rebounds twice against Los Angeles August 30 and New York on September 20... Appeared in 24 games and started 18 for the Shock.
Averaged 6.6 points and 3.0 rebounds in 25.1 minutes/game... Started 24 of 26 games... Missed eight games with a broken left thumb from June 10 to June 30... Had a season-high 18 points against Minnesota on August 23... Played a career-high 38 minutes and grabbed a season-high eight rebounds against Atlanta on September 4... Scored in double-figures in seven of the last ten games of the season.
Finished the season ranked fourth on the Shock averaging 8.7 points per game... Scored a career-high 20 points against Phoenix on May 25, this was the first 20-point game in Tulsa Shock history... Started in nine games and appeared in all but one game... Missed one game due to an arm injury, but scored a team-high 18 points off the bench upon her return July 8 at Indiana... Scored at least two points in 32 out of the 33 games she played.
Appeared in 23 games, starting seven of them, for the Connecticut Sun... Averaged 6.0 ppg, 3.2 rpg and 1.9 apg in 21 mins/game... Ranked seventh on her team in scoring (6.0 ppg)... Ranked fifth on the team in rebounds (3.20)... Ranked third on team in free-throw shooting (83.0 percent)... Scored a season-high 18 points against New York on September 4.
Named to the WNBA All-Rookie Team... Guard/forward was the only player on the Sun roster to start all 34 games... One of just two rookies in the league to start every game of the season... Reached double figures in ten games… Scored a season-best 19 points against Detroit (6/24), with four made threes and eight rebounds... Had a career-best eight assists against Atlanta (6/27)... Made a career-high seven shots in win over Sacramento (5/24)... Was third on the team in assists (65), tied for fourth in made field goals (81), fifth in scoring average (6.5 ppg.) and seventh on the team in total rebounds (105)... In the playoffs had seven points and five rebounds in Game 2 of the series against New York... Averaged four rebounds per game for the playoff series.
Was named a First Team All-American by CBSSports.com, voted Third Team All-American by the Associated Press, Honorable Mention All-American by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association and to the 10-member US Basketball Writers Association All-America team as a senior... Led the nation in scoring during her senior season, averaging 27.4 points per game... Finished the season with 930 points, the fifth most ever scored by any player in one season in NCAA history... Set numerous Middle Tennessee single season scoring records as a senior, including total points with 930... Holt also set single-season marks for scoring average (27.4), field goals (352), FG attempts (680), free throws (206), FT attempts (261) and 30-point scoring games (14)... Was one of two players in the nation to score 40 or more points in a game twice during the 2007-08 season, with 41 points against LSU on Dec. 28 and 44 points at Louisiana-Monroe on Jan. 24... Her 44 points is a MTSU program record, breaking a 21-year-old mark held previously by Kim Webb... Also scored 30 or more points in 14 contests as a senior... In her two years at MTSU, scored 1,497 points, good for ninth on the all-time list, and her average of 22.0 points per game also tops the Blue Raider annals... Prior to attending Middle Tennessee, spent two years at Southeastern Illinois College, where she was named Second Team NJCAA All-America as a freshman and Kodak All-American and First Team NJCAA All-America as a sophomore... Led SIC to a 33-3 record and a fifth-place finish at the NJCAA Tournament as a sophomore... Spent one semester at Western Kentucky before heading to SIC.
PersonalBorn and raised in Atlanta, Ga... Mother is Cassandra Holt...Has two brothers, Cortez and DeMarkus Dennis... Majored in business... Averaged 19.1 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists as a senior at Meadowcreek High School, while leading the Lady Mustangs to a 20-7 record... First Team All-State performer as a junior, helping MHS to a 24-6 overall record and a runner-up finish in the 2002 Class AAAAA State Tournament.
Career TransactionsSelected by the Sun in the first round (ninth overall) in the 2008 WNBA Draft on April 9, 2008.
Acquired by the Tulsa Shock in a 2010 Draft day deal in exchange for the seventh overall pick in 2011 and a second round pick in 2011 WNBA Draft to the Connecticut Sun. Was waived by the Shock on May 15, 2012. Re-signed with the Shock on June 18, 2012. Signed with the Shock on February 6, 2013.