36 Facts About Aaron Holiday


Aaron Shawn Holiday was born on September 30,1996 and is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association.


Aaron Holiday was selected by the Indiana Pacers in the first round of the 2018 NBA draft with the 23rd overall pick.


Aaron Holiday played three seasons for Indiana before being traded to the Washington Wizards and later to the Phoenix Suns.


Aaron Holiday is the younger brother of fellow NBA players Jrue and Justin Aaron Holiday.


Aaron Holiday was born in Ruston, Louisiana, to Shawn and Toya Aaron Holiday.


Aaron Holiday attended high school at Campbell Hall in Los Angeles, where he was a four-year starter.


Aaron Holiday averaged 28.9 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 6.0 assists as a junior before being named both CIF Southern Section IV-A and Los Angeles Daily News Player of the Year honors.


Aaron Holiday improved as a facilitator as a senior, when his scoring dropped, but his passing enabled other teammates to emerge as scoring threats.


Aaron Holiday was rated a four-star college recruit as one of the top prep players in the nation, ranked No 40 by Scout.


Aaron Holiday entered the University of California, Los Angeles, with a reputation as a tenacious defender capable of applying full-court pressure.


Aaron Holiday hoped the freshman could help ease ball-handling duties from incumbent point guard Bryce Alford, the coach's son, who was more effective catching the ball and shooting.


Aaron Holiday started all 32 games during the season, averaging 10.3 points while leading the team in both steals and three-point field goal percentage, which ranked sixth in the Pac-12.


Aaron Holiday did not complain about his new role, and thrived while continuing to receive starter-like playing time as the Bruins frequently used a four-guard lineup.


Aaron Holiday added 11 rebounds and four assists and did not commit a turnover while playing all 40 minutes.


Aaron Holiday was the first UCLA player to have at least 33 points and 11 rebounds in a game since Ed O'Bannon in 1995.


Coach Alford stated that Aaron Holiday's value was underscored by the team's plus-minus when he is out of the game, and he called his star guard a candidate for Pac-12 Player of the Year.


Aaron Holiday was named Pac-12 Player of the Week for a third time, which led the conference.


Aaron Holiday played all 40 minutes of the game for the fourth time in five contests.


Aaron Holiday scored 20 points and committed a career-high 10 turnovers, but led a defense that limited Jaylen Adams to eight points on 2-for-16 shooting.


Aaron Holiday finished the season averaging a Pac-12 leading 20.3 points per game and ranked second with 5.8 assists while playing in a conference-high 37.7 minutes per game.


Aaron Holiday was voted third-team All-American by the Sporting News, and was named first-team All-Pac-12.


Aaron Holiday was selected by the Indiana Pacers in the first round of the 2018 NBA draft with the 23rd overall pick, and signed a three-year contract worth $6,496,800.


Aaron Holiday had a team-high nine points in the fourth quarter in a game which the Pacers played mostly without their leading-scorer Oladipo.


Aaron Holiday had not played in the previous nine games, and had logged just 16 minutes all season.


Oladipo missed 11 games before returning, during which Aaron Holiday averaged 8.0 points on 42.9 percent shooting, 2.9 rebounds, and 1.9 assists in 16.6 minutes.


However, Aaron Holiday fell out of the rotation again after Indiana acquired guard Wesley Matthews later in the month.


Aaron Holiday appeared in 50 games during the regular season, averaging 5.9 points while making 40 percent of his field goals, including 34 percent on 3-pointers.


In late January 2020, Holiday fell out of the rotation after Oladipo recovered from his knee injury and made his season debut; T J McConnell had supplanted Holiday as the backup to starter Malcolm Brogdon.


However, Aaron Holiday worked better with the starting unit, and he started 33 starts when the team dealt with injuries.


Aaron Holiday missed the last four games of the regular season with an injured big toe, but returned for the play-in games.


Aaron Holiday's playing time decreased as the season progressed, although he did start the last four games leading up to the season's trade deadline.


On February 10,2022, Aaron Holiday was traded to the Phoenix Suns for cash considerations and a trade exception.


Aaron Holiday averaged 6.8 points in 22 games for the Suns.


On July 6,2022, the Atlanta Hawks signed Aaron Holiday, which reunited him with his former Pacers coach Nate McMillan as well as his brother Justin.


Aaron Holiday is the youngest of four children, all of whom became basketball players.


Additionally, Aaron Holiday is a brother-in-law of US women's national soccer team player Lauren Aaron Holiday.