Jrue Holiday

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Jrue Holiday
20140101 Jrue Holiday.JPG
Holiday with the New Orleans Pelicans in 2014
No. 11 – New Orleans Pelicans
Position Point guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1990-06-12) June 12, 1990 (age 25)
Chatsworth, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school Campbell Hall (Studio City, California)
College UCLA (2008–2009)
NBA draft 2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Playing career 2009–present
Career history
20092013 Philadelphia 76ers
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 for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for one season at UCLA before entering the NBA. He played four seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers before being traded to the New Orleans Pelicans.

High school career[edit]

Holiday attended Campbell Hall School in the Los Angeles district of Studio City 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.[1]

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.[2] 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.

College career[edit]

In July 2007 Holiday committed to play basketball at UCLA, where he was recruited and later coached by head coach Ben Howland. He chose UCLA over Washington.

Holiday with UCLA in 2009

Holiday had 11 points in his first career regular season game in a December 4, 2008 win over Prairie View A&M.[3] 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.

College statistics[edit]

2008–09 UCLA 35 35 27.1 .450 .307 .726 3.8 3.7 1.6 .5 8.5

Professional career[edit]

Philadelphia 76ers (2009–2013)[edit]

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 2009–10 season. When Louis Williams returned from injury, Holiday lost his starting job for a few games. However, since the Sixers lost several games after this change, 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.

Holiday going up for a layup in 2013

Holiday recorded his second career triple-double on January 2, 2013, against the Phoenix Suns. On January 24, 2013, Holiday was selected by the coaches 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.

New Orleans Pelicans (2013–present)[edit]

On July 12, 2013, Holiday was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Nerlens Noel and the Pelicans' 2014 first-round draft pick.[4] His season ended prematurely in 2013–14 after season-ending surgery in February 2014 for a stress fracture in his right tibia. He had not played since January 8 because of the shin injury. In 34 games, he averaged 14.3 points, 7.9 assists and 1.6 steals per game.[5]

On January 5, 2015, Holiday scored his 5000th point in a loss to the Washington Wizards.[6] On February 18, Holiday was ruled out for three weeks after aggravating an already injured lower right leg.[7] He returned to action much later than originally expected, coming off the bench against the Phoenix Suns on April 10 after missing 41 games to record two points and five assists in a 90–75 win.[8]

On January 10, 2016, Holiday scored a season-high 29 points off the bench in a 114–111 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.[9] He topped that mark on January 25, scoring 32 points off the bench in a one-point loss to the Houston Rockets.[10]

NBA career statistics[edit]

  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

Regular season[edit]

2009–10 Philadelphia 73 51 24.2 .442 .390 .756 2.6 3.8 1.1 .2 8.0
2010–11 Philadelphia 82 82 35.4 .446 .365 .823 4.0 6.5 1.5 .4 14.0
2011–12 Philadelphia 65 65 33.8 .432 .380 .783 3.3 4.5 1.6 .3 13.5
2012–13 Philadelphia 78 78 37.5 .431 .368 .752 4.2 8.0 1.6 .4 17.7
2013–14 New Orleans 34 34 33.6 .447 .390 .810 4.2 7.9 1.6 .4 14.3
2014–15 New Orleans 40 37 32.6 .446 .378 .855 3.4 6.9 1.6 .6 14.8
Career 372 347 32.9 .439 .376 .790 3.6 6.1 1.5 .4 13.6
All-Star 1 0 15.0 .500 .000 .000 2.0 1.0 2.0 0.0 6.0


2011 Philadelphia 5 5 37.6 .414 .524 .800 3.8 5.6 2.0 .4 14.2
2012 Philadelphia 13 13 38.0 .413 .408 .864 4.7 5.2 1.5 .6 15.8
2015 New Orleans 3 0 18.3 .368 .250 1.000 1.0 4.3 .7 .3 6.3
Career 21 18 35.1 .410 .432 .857 4.0 5.1 1.5 .5 14.1


His older brother, Justin, also plays in the NBA for the Atlanta Hawks. His younger brother, Aaron, plays college basketball at UCLA.[11] His younger sister, Lauren, also played college basketball at UCLA on their women's team.

In July 2013, Holiday married United States women's national soccer team midfielder Lauren Cheney.[12] The two first met at a UCLA women's basketball game during his only season at the school. While he was approaching his seat, a young girl asked if he was Darren Collison and asked for his autograph. After explaining that he wasn't Collison, and preparing to take his seat, Cheney, who was seated behind him, said, "Don't worry, you're cuter than Darren is." At the time, both were in relationships with others, but became friends, and began dating after he was drafted by the Sixers.[13] They later began hosting annual combo basketball and soccer clinics at UCLA.[14]

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