Holiday with the 76ers
|No. 11 – New Orleans Pelicans|
June 12, 1990 |
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||205 lb (93 kg)|
|High school||Campbell Hall (Studio City, California)|
|NBA draft||2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17th overall|
|Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers|
|Pro playing career||2009–present|
|2013–present||New Orleans Pelicans|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
Jrue Randall Holiday (born June 12, 1990) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was the first player born in the 1990s to play in the NBA. He played his only college basketball season for the UCLA Bruins before entering the NBA. Holiday is right-handed.
Holiday attended Campbell Hall School in Studio City, California and was ranked as one of the best college recruits in the nation in the class of 2008. He was ranked #2 in the nation by Rivals.com and #4 by Scout.com.
He played on the varsity basketball team all four years of high school. As a senior he was named the 2008 Gatorade Player of the Year. In his senior year he averaged 25.9 ppg, 11.2 rpg, 6.9 apg and 4.8 spg and lead Campbell Hall to a 31–5 record and the California Division IV state title over Cardinal Newman High School. Holiday was selected as a 2008 McDonald's All-American where he scored 14 points and had five rebounds, five steals and three assists for the West Team. He also participated in the 2008 Jordan Brand Classic.
Holiday had 11 points in his first career regular season game in a December 4, 2008 win over Prairie View A&M. Despite being a natural point guard, Holiday started at shooting guard with senior (and New Orleans Hornets 2009 1st round draft pick) Darren Collison starting at point guard.
Holiday was drafted 17th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2009 NBA Draft. He became the team's starting point guard in March of the 2009–2010 season. When Louis Williams returned from injury, Holiday lost his starting job for a few games, but since the Sixers kept losing, Holiday regained the starting job, and kept it for the rest of the season. On April 3, 2010 Holiday scored a career high 25 points against the Toronto Raptors. He finished the game with 25 points, 7 assists and two steals.
On November 5, 2010, Holiday beat his career-high, scoring 29 points against the Cleveland Cavaliers. On February 2, 2011, Holiday recorded his first career triple-double, with an 11 point, 10 rebound, 11 assist win over the New Jersey Nets.
On March 17, 2012, Holiday scored a then career-high 30 points in a loss against the Chicago Bulls. He achieved another career high on November 25, 2012 against the Phoenix Suns, recording 33 points along with 13 assists. He recorded his second career triple-double on January 2, 2013, also against the Phoenix Suns. On January 24, 2013, Holiday was selected to his first All Star game as a reserve guard. On January 26, 2013, he scored a new career high, 35 points, against the first place New York Knicks. On March 16, 2013, he scored 20 points in the first half in a winning effort against the Indiana Pacers.
NBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
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- "Scout.com Class of 2008 Basketball Rankings". Scouthoops.scout.com. Retrieved 2011-11-08.
- "High School Stats". Uclabruins.cstv.com. 1990-06-12. Retrieved 2011-11-08.
- "Collison, freshmen keep No. 4 UCLA on track as Bruins humble Prairie View". Sports.espn.go.com. 2008-11-12. Retrieved 2011-11-08.
- Nerlens Noel-Jrue Holiday deal done
- Campbell Hall freshman Aaron Holiday scores 54 in loss to Simi Valley