Amber Holt scores 19 points in South Korea for Samsung Life Bichumi
Versatile american player Amber Holt had today her first real game in South Korea in the close match in which her team, Samsung Life Bichumi, lost in the last moment against KB Stars 58 to 57.
Holt has scored 19 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in a nice duel against the also american WNBA players Monique Currie (20 points) and Marissa
Coleman (2 points).
Currently the League in South Korea is one of the best financially for the imports and this season for the first time each team can sign two, in most cases WNBA players like Tina Thompson, Shekinna Stricklen or until recently Monica Wright.
Amber Holt is a versatile 3-4 american with a great career both in Euroleague (46 games) and in WNBA (140
games and 96 as starter) where she arrived after being drafted as the
9th pick in 2008 WNBA Draft following an amazing senior year at Middle
Tennesse State with 27.4 points and 8.1 rebounds per game.
Holt career started in Meadowcreek HS where she averaged 19.1 points 7
rebounds and 4.5 assists per game in her senior year.
moved to Southeastern Illinois College where she averaged 20.3 points
10.9 rebounds and 3.6 steals per game in 2004-05 and 20.2 points 9.5
rebounds 4.5 assists and 4 steals in 2005-06.
In the 2006-07
season, Amber joined Middle Tennessee State University, averaging 16.7
points 6.3 rebounds and 2.7 steals per game.
In the 2007-08
season and as a senior, Amber was the best scorer in the whole country
with 27.4 points per game (shining in the win against LSU with 41 points
or with 44 points against Louisiana-Monroe) adding also 8.1 rebounds
After her amazing senior season, Amber Holt was drafted
with the 9th pick in the 2008 WNBA Draft by the Connecticut Sun,
averaging 6.5 points and 3.1 rebounds per game and being named in the
First Rookie Team.
In the 2008-09 season, Amber Holt had her
debut in Europe, signing with Sopron and averaging 12.5 points and 5.6
rebounds in Hungarian League (Champion) and 11.3 points and 7.5 rebounds
per game in Euroleague, reaching the Final Four and shining in the
Semifinals against Salamanca with 21 points and 6 rebounds.
In the 2009 sumer, Amber Holt averages 6 points and 3.2 rebounds per game in the WNBA again with the Connecticut Sun.
returns to Sopron in the 2009-10 season and averages 14 points and 5.5
rebounds per game in League and 13.4 points and 5.2 rebounds in
Euroleague, shining with 18 points and 7 rebounds in the win against
Rivas and with 17 points and 8 rebounds against Prague, being also the
6th best player in Euroleague in FG % with 60%.
In the 2010 summer, Amber Holt signs with Tulsa Shock, averaging 8.7 points and 3.1 rebounds per game in the WNBA.
signs again with Sopron in the 2010-11 season and averages 14.6 points
and 4.7 rebounds winning the Hungarian Championship and 12.8 points and
4.5 rebounds per game in Euroleague, shining with 22 points in the win
against Gdynia or with 23 points and 5 rebounds against UMMC
In the 2011 summer, Amber Holt returns to the Tulsa Shock, averaging 7 points 3 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.
In the 2011-12 season, Amber Holt signed in Poland with Lider Pruszkow, averaging 11.6 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.
January she moved to Israel, signing with Ramat Hasharon and averaging
13.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game, being Finalist in the Cup and
Semifinalst in Israelian League.
In the 2012 summer, Amber Holt returns to the Tulsa Shock and averages 5.8 per game.
to Sopron in the 2012-13 season, averaging 7.5 points and 5.8 rebounds
in Euroleague and 10 points and 4.8 rebounds in Hungarian League, being
Champion both in League and Cup.
During her seasons in Hungary,
Amber Holt has been named multiple times as best player in the
Championship, League 1st Team, Defensive Player of the Year and Best
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 Sun Belt East Division Regular Season Runner-Up -08 Sun Belt Tournament Finalist -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 WNBA Eastern Conference Regular Season Runner-Up -08 Euroleague Semifinals -09 Hungarian League Champion -09, 11, 13 Hungarian League Regular Season Champion -09 Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Import Player of the Year -09 Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Defensive Player of the Year -09, 10 Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League 1st Team -09, 10, 11 Eurobasket.com Hungarian League All-Imports Team -09, 10, 11 Eurobasket.com Hungarian League All-Defensive Team -09, 10 Hungarian Cup Finalist -10 Hungarian League Finalist -10 Hungarian League Regular Season Champion -10, 13 Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention -11 Hungarian League Regular Season Runner-Up -11 Israeli League Semifinals -12 Israeli Cup Finalist -12 Hungarian Cup Winner -13
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