Jrue Holiday

Jrue Holiday

#4 Point Guard Shooting Guard
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Personal Information

Full Name Jrue Holiday
Position Point Guard, Shooting Guard
DOB (Age) 12-06-1990 (33 yrs)
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.9 m)
Weight 205 lbs (93 kgs)
Hometown Chatsworth, CA
College University of California at Los Angeles
Draft 2009 - Rd: 1, Pick: 17 (BOS)
Debut 2009

Jrue Holiday News

"Boston's best all-around player"- Skip Bayless snubs Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown in favor of former All-Star "Boston's best all-around player"- Skip Bayless snubs Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown in favor of former All-Star
"Boston's best all-around player"- Skip Bayless snubs Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown in favor of former All-Star 
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“Best defender in the NBA” - Tyrese Haliburton weighs in on NBA All-Defensive second team member after Game 1 debacle “Best defender in the NBA” - Tyrese Haliburton weighs in on NBA All-Defensive second team member after Game 1 debacle
“Best defender in the NBA” - Tyrese Haliburton weighs in on NBA All-Defensive second team member after Game 1 debacle
“He pretty much did everything” - Jrue Holiday gives insight on Jaylen Brown’s heroic Game 1 performance “He pretty much did everything” - Jrue Holiday gives insight on Jaylen Brown’s heroic Game 1 performance
“He pretty much did everything” - Jrue Holiday gives insight on Jaylen Brown’s heroic Game 1 performance
"He's not just Lebron's son" - NBA insider reveals latest NBA draft outlook for Bronny James after Day 2 of combine "He's not just Lebron's son" - NBA insider reveals latest NBA draft outlook for Bronny James after Day 2 of combine
"He's not just Lebron's son" - NBA insider reveals latest NBA draft outlook for Bronny James after Day 2 of combine
"Not my mindset" - Bronny James gets candid about prospects of playing alongside LeBron James & his chances in NBA "Not my mindset" - Bronny James gets candid about prospects of playing alongside LeBron James & his chances in NBA
"Not my mindset" - Bronny James gets candid about prospects of playing alongside LeBron James & his chances in NBA

Jrue Holiday: A Brief Biography

Born on June 12, 1990, in Los Angeles, California, Jrue Randall Holiday is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Milwaukee Bucks in the National Basketball Association (NBA).


Holiday played college basketball at UCLA for two seasons before declaring for the 2009 NBA draft. He was selected 17th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers and played for them for four seasons before being traded to the New Orleans Pelicans in 2013.


In 2020, he was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks and played a crucial role in their championship run, averaging 17.7 points, 6.1 assists, and 5.0 rebounds per game in the NBA Finals. Holiday is known for his strong defensive abilities and his versatile offensive game.



Jrue Holiday
Jrue Holiday


Early Life


Jrue Holiday was born on June 12, 1990, in Chatsworth, California. He grew up in a basketball family; his father, Shawn, played college basketball at Arizona State, and his mother, Toya, played college basketball at Merced College.


Jrue attended Campbell Hall School in North Hollywood, where he played high school basketball and was a highly ranked recruit. After graduating from high school, he attended UCLA for one year before entering the NBA draft. At UCLA, he was named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman team and helped lead the Bruins to the NCAA Tournament.


NBA Journey


Jrue Holiday
Jrue Holiday



Holiday was named the 2008 Gatorade National Player of the Year, a Parade Magazine First Team All-American and was rated by Rivals.com. As the No. 1 point guard and the No. 2 overall prospect in the Class of 2008 Holiday decided to play his college basketball for the UCLA Bruins. In his freshman season, Holiday averaged 8.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 1.6 steals in 27.1 minutes per game and was named Pac-10 All-Freshman Team honors.


Holiday decided to forgo his final three years of college and declare himself for the NBA Draft. Holiday was drafted as the 17th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. He was selected for the first time as an All-Star in the 2013 NBA All-Star Game as an Eastern Conference reserve, making him the youngest player in franchise history to be named an All-Star.


In the 2012-13 off-season, Holiday was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Pelicans' 2014 first-round draft pick and Nerlens Noel. He re-signed with the Pelicans in 2017. In the first round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs, Holiday scored a playoff-career-high 41 points as the Pelicans completed a first-round sweep of the Trail Blazers with a 131–123 victory. For the series, he averaged 27.8 points, 6.5 assists and 4 rebounds per game while shooting 56.8 percent from the field. The Pelicans went onto lose the second round against the Golden State Warriors in 5 games.


Awards and Achievements


Award/AccoladeYearTeam
NBA champion2021Milwaukee Bucks
2*NBA All-Star 2013,2023New Orleans Pelicans, Milwaukee Bucks
2*NBA All-Defensive First Team2018,2021New Orleans Pelicans, Milwaukee Bucks
2*NBA All-Defensive second Team2019,2022New Orleans Pelicans, Milwaukee Bucks
NBA Sportsmanship Award2021Milwaukee Bucks
2*NBA Teammate of the year2020,2022Milwaukee Bucks


Net Worth


The Bucks guard has an estimated net worth of $30 million. In November 2020, he signed a four-year, $134 million contract extension with the team. This contract will keep him with the Bucks through the 2024-25 NBA season.


Family


Jrue Holiday was born to Shawn and Toya in Los Angeles, California. Jrue's brothers also have successful basketball careers. Justin Holiday currently plays for the Indiana Pacers and Aaron Holiday plays for the Washington Wizards. His sister-in-law, Lauren Holiday (formerly Lauren Cheney), is a retired American professional soccer player and Olympic gold medalist.


Wife


Jrue Holiday is married to Lauren Cheney, who is a retired American professional soccer player. The couple has two children, a daughter named Jrue Tyler Holiday, and a son named Hendrix Holiday. The two first met at a UCLA women's basketball game during his only season at the school. As a couple, they started organizing annual basketball and soccer clinics at UCLA.



Jrue Holiday
Jrue Holiday's Family

Shoes


Jrue Holiday has a signature shoe line with Nike called the Nike Zoom Freak 2, which he debuted during the 2019-2020 NBA season. The shoe is part of the "Zoom Freak" collection created for Milwaukee Bucks player and NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo.


FAQs

A. Yes, Jrue Holiday has been named to the NBA All-Defensive team and was selected to the NBA All-Star game in 2013 and 2021.
A. Jrue Holiday is 6 '5 " (1.96 m) tall and weighs 205 lbs (93 kg) and plays at the position of point guard/ Shooting guard.
A. Jrue Holiday has played for the Philadelphia 76ers, New Orleans Pelicans, and Milwaukee Bucks.
A. Yes, Jrue and his wife Lauren are involved in several philanthropic endeavors, including the Jrue and Lauren Holiday Foundation, which provides support and resources for families impacted by social and economic inequality, as well as medical issues such as brain tumors and brain cancer.
A. Justin Holiday, despite being the oldest of the Holiday brothers, was not the first to join the NBA. He joined the league after his younger brother Jrue, and they played together in Philadelphia.
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