Jrue Holiday is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for one season with the UCLA Bruins before being selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of the 2009 NBA draft.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Jrue Randall Holiday was born on June 12, 1990, in Chatsworth, California, United States of America to Shawn and Toya (née DeCree) Holiday.

He stands 193 cm tall and his weight is listed at 93 kg. He shoots right and plays positions of point guard and shooting guard.

Team 26 boston celtics Boston Celtics
Position Point Guard
Height / weight 1.93 m / 93 kg
Born 12 Jun 1990
Nationality United States United States
Playing Style Right Handed
Nickname The Jruth
Team History
26 boston celtics Boston 2023 - present
211 milwaukee bucks Milwaukee 2020 - 2023
221 new orleans pelicans New Orleans 2013 - 2020
205 philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 2009 - 2013

Holiday’s parents both played college basketball at Arizona State, where his mother was named Pac-10 Player of the Year in 1982. His younger brothers Justin Holiday and Aaron Holiday are also NBA players. His younger sister Lauren Holiday played college basketball for UCLA.

In July 2013, Holiday married the United States women’s national soccer team midfielder Lauren Cheney. They have two children together.

High School Career

Holiday attended Campbell Hall School in the Los Angeles district of Studio City, California. He was rated the No. 1 point guard and the No. 2 overall prospect in the Class of 2008 by Rivals.com.

Holiday was named the 2008 Gatorade National Player of the Year and a Parade first-team All-American. He also played in the McDonald’s All-American Game, tallying 14 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 5 steals.

In 2008–09, Holiday played one season of college basketball for UCLA. He earned Pac-10 All-Freshman Team honors.

Professional Career

Holiday was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 17th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft. He played four seasons with the 76ers before being traded to the New Orleans Pelicans in 2013.

In 2013, Holiday was named an NBA All-Star for the first time. He played seven seasons with the Pelicans from 2013 to 2020.

In 2020, Holiday was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks. He helped lead the Bucks to the 2021 NBA Championship, the franchise’s first title in 50 years.

In 2023, Holiday was traded to the Boston Celtics. He helped the Celtics reach the 2024 NBA Finals in his first season with the team. As of 2024, he still plays for the Celtics.

Over his 15-year NBA career, Holiday has been selected to two NBA All-Star teams and six NBA All-Defensive teams. He won an NBA championship with the Bucks in 2021 and an Olympic gold medal with the U.S. National Team at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Career Highlights

  • 2021 - NBA champion
  • 2013, 2023 - NBA All-Star
  • 2018, 2021, 2023 - NBA All-Defensive First Team
  • 2019, 2022, 2024 - NBA All-Defensive Second Team
  • 2021 - NBA Sportsmanship Award
  • 2009 - Pac-10 All-Freshman Team
  • 2008 - Gatorade National Player of the Year
  • 2008 - First-team Parade All-American
  • 2007 - Third-team Parade All-American
  • 2008 - McDonald’s All-American
  • 2008 - California Mr. Basketball

Medal Record, Men’s basketball, Representing the United States

  • Gold - 2020 Olympic Games Tokyo

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