Women's Basketball

24  Amber Smith
Amber Smith

RS Senior

Winter Haven, Fla.

High School:
Winter Haven





UK Hoops Travels to Central Michigan

Wildcats will meet Chippewas in McGuirk Arena for first road contest of the season


2011-12 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll Announced

43 UK Student-Athletes make honor roll


Kentucky-Connecticut Postgame Notes

Connecticut 80, Kentucky 65


Kentucky-Gonzaga Postgame Notes

Kentucky 79, Gonzaga 62


Kentucky-Green Bay Postgame Notes

Kentucky 65, Green Bay 62


2011-12 Hoops Season Highlights

2011-12 Hoops Season Highlights


Hoops arrives in Kingston, prepares for Gonzaga

UK Hoops arrives in Kingston, R.I. and prepares for their next game against Gonzaga.


UK Hoops: SEC Champions

UK Hoops: SEC Champions


Snowden, Riley, Smith before Senior Night

Seniors Keyla Snowden, Crystal Riley and Amber Smith talked about their final home game as Wildcats.


Hoops Highlights vs. Alabama

Snowden, Mathies Propel Hoops Past Alabama; Cats use 32-4 first half run to secure win


Hoops vs. UConn, Elite Eight, 032712

The UK women's basketball falls to UConn in the Elite 8 at the Ryan Center in Kingston, RI on Tuesday, March 27, 2012.


Hoops vs. Gonzaga in the Sweet 16, 032512

Hoops Downs Gonzaga, Moves Into Elite Eight; Snowden leads with 17 points on five 3-pointers; Walker adds double-double


Kentucky vs. Gonzaga

Kentucky vs. Gonzaga - AP Photo Gallery


WBB vs. Green Bay, 031912

Walker, Snowden Lift Hoops to Sweet 16; Snowden's jumper, FTs seal game; Walker records 15 points, 13 rebounds


Kentucky vs. Green Bay

Kentucky vs. Green Bay - AP Photo Gallery

casual photo action photoGeneral
Has played in 89 career games with 80 starts, including 46 in a row ... Redshirted last season due to an injury to her left knee suffered during a pick-up game in July of 2010 ... Extremely quick and heady point guard who can see the floor extremely well ... Very effective at shooting from long-range and creating her own shot ... Ranks ninth on UK's career assists list with 333 and sixth in assists per game (3.741) ... Graduated with a degree in integrated strategic communications (ISC) in May ... Working on a second bachelor's degree.

• Courtyard LaGuardia Turkey Classic All-Tournament Team (2008)
• SEC All-Freshman Team (2007-08)
• SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll (2007-08)
• SEC Freshman of the Week (2007)

2011-12 (RS Senior)
Has passed out four or more assists in 11 games this season ... Leads UK in assists and ranks 14th in the SEC with an average of 2.7 per game ... No. 6 on UK's all-time assists list (413), and is just the seventh UK player to dish out 400 or more assists in a career ... Passed out a season-high tying six assists at South Carolina, and went 6-6 from the foul line in the final minute to seal the win ... Passed out three assists and had zero turnovers vs. Mississippi State ... Grabbed four boards vs. Arkansas ... Scored all seven of her points at Florida in final 1:55 of game, including going 4-6 at free-throw line ... Had 13 points, four boards, a team-high four assists and two steals at No. 3 Notre Dame ... Had four assists vs. No. 6 Duke ... Scored seven points and had a team-high six assists vs. No. 10 Louisville ... Had 11 points and a team-high five assists against Mississippi Valley State ... Had a then season-high six assists to go with a career-high tying four steals against Sam Houston State ... Scored nine points and dished out four assists against Nebraska Omaha ... Recorded season highs in points (17) and rebounds (6) vs. Southern Miss., and also passed out four assists and had three steals ... Dished out four assists against Northeastern ... Had four points and four assists against Jacksonville State, recording her first start since sitting out the 2010-11 season with a knee injury ... Came off the bench to score seven points and record four assists with four rebounds and three steals in 14 minutes of play against Morehead State.

2010-11 (Senior)

Redshirted due to an injury to her left knee suffered during a pick-up game in July of 2010.

2009-10 (Junior)
Started in all 36 games ... Reached double-figures 13 times ... Averaged a career-high 9.2 points per game ... Her 161 assists were 10th on UK's single-season list and were the most by a UK player since Rita Adams dished out 162 in 2001-02 ... Hit a team-high 81.0 percent from the charity stripe, a mark that ranks ninth on UK's single-season list ... Averaged 5.5 assists in seven post-season games (39) ... Handed out five or more assists in 19 games ... Tallied 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting with a team-high seven assists in UK's come-from-behind win over Mississippi State in the semifinals of the SEC Tournament (3/6/10) ... Scored a career-high 20 points and grabbed a season-high seven rebounds vs. Vanderbilt (1/10/10) ... Recorded a team-high 15 points, all in the second half, to go with five rebounds and four assists in a season-high 38 minutes at Georgia (1/7/10) ... Made a pair of clutch free throws with 2.1 seconds left in regulation to force overtime in Athens ... Dished out a career-high nine assists vs. Alabama (11/17/10) ... Scored 19 points, one shy of her career-high and made a career-high seven field goals vs. South Carolina (1/14/10) ... Scored 19 points on 5-of-9 shooting from the field and 9-of-10 shooting from the foul line against Louisville (12/20/09) ... Ranked among SEC leaders (all games) in three categories: assists (4th-4.5), free-throw shooting (6th-80.7 percent) and assist-to-turnover ratio (T8th-1.3-to-1).

2008-09 (Sophomore)
Started in 30 of 32 games ... Led team and ranked 10th in the SEC in assists (3.6) ... Third on the team in steals with 30 ... Team's fourth-leading scorer with 7.8 points per game ... Scored in double figures 11 times ... Charted a season- and career-high 17 points to go along with a game-high six assists vs. Chattanooga in the first round of the WNIT ... Played a career-high 42 minutes in the overtime game ... Contributed 11 points and UK's only three-pointers (two) against Georgia (2/26/09) ... Dished out a career-high eight assists and added 12 points at No. 7 Tennessee (1/8/09) ... Scored all 13 points vs. N.C. A&T (1/1/09) in the second half, hitting a career-high eight free-throws on a season-high eight attempts ... Pulled down a season-high-tying five rebounds vs. Western Kentucky (12/4/08) ... Named to All-Tournament Team at Courtyard LaGuardia Turkey Classic after scoring 17 points vs. Yale (11/28/08) in the first round.

2007-08 (Freshman)
Started in 14 of 21 games ... Missed 12 games due to injury ... Tore ACL and meniscus in her right knee vs. No. 2 Tennessee (Feb. 3) ... Also sat out the Louisville game (12/20/07) due to a shoulder sprain ... Averaged 6.7 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game ... Led the team in steals (17) in SEC games only despite missing six games ... Ranked second on the team in scoring and rebounding in SEC games, averaging 9.4 points and 5.5 rebounds per game ... Second on the team in assists (58) ... Dished out seven assists in her first collegiate game at point guard vs. USC-Upstate (11/10/07) ... Earned her first career start against William & Mary (12/4/07), replacing an injured Carly Ormerod ... Named SEC Freshman of the Week after averaging 7.5 points and 3.0 assists in two games vs. Old Dominion and South Alabama ... Instrumental in the Wildcats' 47-44 upset of No. 17/14 Georgia in Athens as she scored a team-high 12 points, including nailing two free throws with :06 remaining in the game to seal the victory ... Scored in double figures six times, including three of the last five games before her injury ... Scored a career-high 13 points twice against Florida (1/10/08) and South Carolina (1-24-08) ... Set a career mark in rebounds against Auburn with nine and minutes played with 37 (1/20/08) ... Also added 11 points, four assists and two steals in the win over the 20th-ranked Tigers ... Named to All-SEC Freshman Team and SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

High School
Four-year starter and team captain for Winter Haven High School ... Averaged 7.0 points and 8.2 assists as a senior and 11.0 points and an impressive 9.0 assists per game as a junior ... In her four-year career, WHS held an impressive 119-8 overall record ... Helped the Blue Devils claim the 2007 FHSAA Class 5A State Championship with a 28-3 finish ... Only player in school history to play in four state tournaments in her career ... State finalist for the 2006-07 Wendy's High School Heisman Award ... Named to the first team of the Sun Sports/FSN Florida Girl's All-State Basketball Team ... Awarded the Polk News Chief Player of the Year honors and was a first-team All-Area selection ... Rated the top point guard in Florida by Breakdown Magazine as a junior ... Listed a No. 38 by the All-Star Girls Report ... Named the Lakeland Ledger's 2005-06 Girl's Basketball Player of the Year after helping her team finish in the state finals of the Class 5A State Tournament as a junior ... Led Winter Haven to a 32-2 overall record and a ranking as high as No. 15 in the USA Today poll ... Blue Devils also captured the Class 4A state title in her sophomore season with a 29-1 record ... First-team all-state in Class 5A her junior season and a third-team all-state selection in Class 4A by the Florida Sports Writers Association her sophomore season ... Voted football homecoming queen and Most Athletic as a senior ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Chose Kentucky over Miami, Vanderbilt and Clemson.

The Cats' Cause
Played Bingo at Kentucky Children's Hospital ... Volunteered at YMCA's Fall Festival ... Participated in Cats Cultivating Character, where student-athletes teach character lessons once a month to third grade students at a local elementary school ... Volunteered to pack and deliver food for God's Pantry BackPack program ... Participated in Beaumont Centre YMCA's Fall Festival ... Volunteered at Huntertown Elementary Reading Walk-A-Thon ... Volunteered to serve lunch at the Lexington Hope Center ... Visited patients at UK's Markey Cancer Center ... Volunteered to pack bags for the Joplin, Mo., tornado victims.

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