Holt Invited to 2008 WNBA Draft

Draft is Wednesday at Noon CT

April 8, 2008 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee senior Amber Holt is one of 20 of the top women's basketball prospects from around the world who have been invited to the 2008 WNBA Draft presented by adidas on Wednesday, April 9 at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club in Palm Harbor, Fla.

Holt took part in a WNBA Predraft camp over the weekend in Tampa after capping her senior season as a Blue Raider. She finished the 2007-08 campaign with 930 points, the fifth most all-time in one season in NCAA history.

The 2008 WNBA Draft presented by adidas will cap off a week-long celebration of events surrounding women's basketball in Tampa. Expected to be the deepest in league history, the draft will begin at 1 p.m. ET from Innisbrook. ESPN2 will provide exclusive first-round coverage of the 2008 WNBA Draft presented by adidas with continued coverage of the second and third rounds on both ESPNU and NBA TV. WNBA.com will serve as the premier destination for complete analysis and comprehensive coverage throughout all three rounds.

The players who are expected to attend the 2008 WNBA Draft presented by adidas are as follows: Matee Ajavon, Rutgers, G, 5-8
Nicky Anosike, Tennessee, C, 6-4
Morenike Atunrase, Texas A&M, G/F, 5-10
Essence Carson, Rutgers, G/F, 6-0
Quianna Chaney, LSU, G, 5-11
Sylvia Fowles, LSU, C, 6-6
Laura Harper, Maryland, F/C, 6-4
Amber Holt, Middle Tennessee, F, 6-0
Alexis Hornbuckle, Tennessee, G, 5-11
Charde Houston, Connecticut, F, 6-1
Tasha Humphrey, Georgia, F, 6-3
Crystal Kelly, Western Kentucky, F, 6-3
Crystal Langhorne, Maryland, F, 6-2
Erlana Larkins, North Carolina, F, 6-1
Candace Parker, Tennessee, F, 6-4
LaToya Pringle, North Carolina, F/C, 6-3
Khadijah Whittington, N.C. State, F, 6-1
Candice Wiggins, Stanford, G, 5-11
Tamera Young, James Madison, G, 6-2
Sharnee' Zoll, Virginia, G, 5-7

About the WNBA
Comprised of 14 teams and entering its 12th season, the WNBA is the longest-running and most successful women's professional team sports league in America. The 2008 season tips off May 17 with ESPN2 again providing appointment viewing in the form of its "WNBA Tuesdays" telecasts. Combined coverage on ABC and ESPN2 will include 21 national telecasts, while NBA TV, the league's 24-hour television network, will offer 70 regular-season contests.

The WNBA is deeply committed to WNBA CARES programs that improve the quality of life for all people, with a special emphasis on promoting health and fitness, breast health awareness, reading and youth basketball programs. For more information on the WNBA, log on to www.wnba.com.

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