Shay Holle: The Texas Longhorns' hometown hero

A spotlight on one of the many promising, skilled, and impactful Texas Longhorns.
Texas Longhorns guard Shay Holle (10).
Texas Longhorns guard Shay Holle (10). / Aaron E. Martinez/American-Statesman /

Texas guard Shay Holle was raised in Austin and attended high school less than seven miles from Texas’ basketball arena the Moody Center.

Currently in her fourth season with the Horns, Holle has become a staple player of head coach Vic Schaefer’s roster. During Holle’s first season, she struggled offensively and saw limited minutes.

She played in only 22 games during her freshman year, averaging just 7.9 minutes and 1.2 points per game. In the three years since she first stepped foot on the court for Texas, Holle has seen monumental growth in her game.

From her freshman to sophomore seasons, Holle doubled her minutes, tripled her points, and improved nearly every other stat.

Holle has continued seeing better and better production as she has spent more time within the Longhorn system. Schaefer has converted Holle into a starter in half of the games so far this season and it has paid off well for the Horns.

Texas is currently ranked No. 7 in the nation and is 21-3 overall. Holle has started in 12 of the 24 games and her numbers are incredibly impressive.

Averaging 7 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 2 assists per game, Holle has truly transformed her output levels. By creating opportunities for her teammates and finding ways to put herself on the board, she has earned the much-deserved minutes Schaefer has given her.

Holle now averages 30.1 minutes per game, a big jump from her 7.9 minutes just three years ago.

Growing up in Austin, it’s a lot of kids’ dreams to wear a burnt orange jersey and represent the University of Texas Longhorns. Holle is living that dream and doing so very well. 

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