Aaron Holiday is a professional basketball player from Louisiana. As of 2022, he plays for the Phoenix Suns in the National Basketball Association. He has also played for the Washington Wizards and his NBA drafting team, the Indiana Pacers. He played college basketball for the University of California, Los Angeles.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Aaron Shawn Holiday was born on September 30, 1996. His hometown is Ruston, Louisiana. His brothers Jrue Holiday and Justin Holiday are also players in the NBA. His sister, Lauren Holiday also plays women’s basketball for UCLA. Lauren Holiday is also his sister-in-law. She plays on the US Women’s National Soccer Team.

Aaron Holiday stands 183 cm and his weight was last listed at 84 kg. He is a point guard for the team and he plays right-handed.

Team Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns
Position Point Guard
Height / weight 1.83 m / 84 kg
Born 30 Sep 1996
Nationality United States United States
Team History
Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 2022 - present
Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 2021 - 2022
Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 2018 - 2021

College Career

He played collegiate basketball for the University of California, Los Angeles. He is known for being a great defender and was referred to as a “little Tasmanian Devil” by coach Dieter Horton.

He played three seasons with the Bruins before he eventually decided to declare for the NBA. While with UCLA, he was named to the 2018 PAC-12 All-Defensive Team. He was also named to the First-team All-Pac-12.


He was drafted into the NBA by the Indiana Pacers. He was their 23rd overall pick in the first round. He signed a three-year contract with the team. He stayed with them through to the 2021 season. He was later traded to the Washington Wizards in 2021 in a five-team deal.

The following year, in February 2022, he was traded by the Wizards to the Phoenix Suns.

Career Highlights:

  • 2018 - Third-team All-American – SN
  • 2018 - First-team All-Pac-12
  • 2018 - Pac-12 All-Defensive Team

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