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Jrue Holiday
Philadelphia 76ers  – No. 11
Point guard/shooting guard
Born June 12, 1990 (1990-06-12) (age 19)
Chatsworth, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 199 lb (90 kg)
High school Campbell Hall School
College UCLA
Draft 17th overall, 2009
Philadelphia 76ers
Pro career 2009–present

Jrue Randall Holiday (born June 12, 1990 in Chatsworth, California) is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA. He is the first player born in the 1990s to play in the NBA,[1] and he is currently the youngest player in the league.[2] He played his only college basketball season for the UCLA Bruins before jumping to the pros. His older brother Justin plays for the Washington Huskies.

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High school

Holiday attended Campbell Hall School 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.[3]

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.[4] Holiday was 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

In July 2007, Holiday committed to play basketball at UCLA. He chose UCLA over Washington.

Holiday had 11 points in his first career regular season game in a December 4, 2008 win over Prairie View A&M.[5]

College Year GP GS MIN SPG BPG RPG APG PPG FG% FT% 3P%
UCLA 2008-09 35 35 27.1 1.6 0.5 3.8 3.7 8.5 .450% .726% .307%

NBA career

Holiday was drafted 17th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2009 NBA Draft.

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