Southern Generals ink Amber Holt, ex WNBA

by David Walls

Southern Lady Generals (WUBA) tabbed 33-year old American shooting guard Amber Holt. She last played the season at Gran Canaria in Spain LFB league.

In 2008 Holt was drafted by Connecticut Sun (WNBA) in first round (9th overall).  She played five seasons in the WNBA for Connecticut Sun and Tulsa Shock.  Holt's best season came in 2010 with the Tulsa Shock.  In 33 games she averaged 8.7points and 3.1 rebounds while shooting an impressive 46.1% from the field. 

"Amber has a lot left in the tank", said head coach Jared Johnson . She was a star her whole career. Time to remind everyone who she was. 

Middle TN State: (NCAA)
Holt proved to be one of the top women’s basketball players in NCAA history during her two seasons of dominance wearing a Middle Tennessee uniform. Holt not only was one of the best players in Middle Tennessee history, but also the Sun Belt Conference, as she rated as one of the nation’s premier performers based on making four different All-American teams in 2008. Holt led Middle Tennessee to two Sun Belt Conference championships, and two NCAA Regionals during her career. During Holt’s career, Middle Tennessee scored upset wins against two SEC schools both ranked No. 8 nationally at the time – Georgia and LSU. Holt become the first Lady Raider ever to lead the nation in scoring in 2008 when she averaged 27.4 points. To date, she is one of only two Lady Raiders to lead NCAA Division I women’s college basketball in scoring. The 27.4 scoring average is also the third highest ever for a single season as she totaled 930 points for the season. Proving to be the complete player, Holt ranks among the career Top 10 in several categories at Middle Tennessee, including scoring, rebounding and steals. She would of course go on to become a first-round WNBA Draft selection.

The former Middle Tennessee State standout is in her tenth season in pro basketball.  She would be inducted in the Middle TN State Hall a Fame in 2018. 

Holt is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball she experienced life in six different countries playing on four different continents. She is familiar with European, Asian, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Holt has played previously professionally in Israel (Ramat Hasharon), Poland (Lider Pruszkow), Puerto Rico (Atenienses), WNBA (Dallas Wings), Hungary (MKB Euroleasing and PINKK-Pecsi),  Gran Canaria 2014 Canarias (Spain) and South Korea (Blue Minx and Winnus).

Holt's Career Awards & Achievements:
All-Sun Belt Newcomer of the Year -07
All-Sun Belt 1st Team -07, 08
Sun Belt All-Tournament Team -07, 08
Sun Belt East Division Regular Season Champion -07
Sun Belt Tournament Winner -07
All-Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year -08
John R. Wooden Award Candidate -08
USBWA NCAA All-America Team -08
Associated Press NCAA All-America 3rd Team -08
WNBA All-Rookie Team -08
Hungarian League Champion -09, 11, 13, 14
Hungarian League Regular Season Champion -09 All-Hungarian League Import Player of the Year -09 All-Hungarian League Defensive Player of the Year -09, 10 All-Hungarian League 1st Team -09, 10, 11 Hungarian League All-Imports Team -09, 10, 11, 14 Hungarian League All-Defensive Team -09, 10
Hungarian League Regular Season Champion -10, 13 All-Euroleague Honorable Mention -11
Hungarian Cup Winner -13 All-Hungarian League 2nd Team -14 All-WUBA Honorable Mention -15

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @610Sportsusa)