24 Facts About Jrue Holiday


Jrue Randall Holiday is an American professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association.

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Jrue Holiday 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 with the 17th overall pick.

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Jrue Holiday was born to Shawn and Toya Jrue Holiday.

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Jrue Holiday attended Campbell Hall School in the Los Angeles district of Studio City, California.

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Jrue Holiday was rated the No 1 point guard and the No 2 overall prospect in the Class of 2008 by Rivals.

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Jrue Holiday was named the 2008 Gatorade National Player of the Year and a Parade first-team All-American.

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Jrue Holiday played in the McDonald's All-American Game, tallying 14 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 5 steals.

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Jrue Holiday scored a career-high 20 points on a perfect 8-of-8 shooting in just 19 minutes of play against Florida International.

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Jrue Holiday had 13 points and six assists in UCLA's one-point win over Virginia Commonwealth in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

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

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On July 12,2013, Jrue Holiday was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Nerlens Noel and the Pelicans' 2014 first-round draft pick.

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On March 9,2016, Jrue Holiday scored a career-high 38 points against the Charlotte Hornets.

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On November 18,2016, Jrue Holiday made his season debut after missing the Pelicans' first 12 games while on a leave of absence to care for his wife.

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Jrue Holiday eclipsed 2,000 career assists with his fifth of the game.

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On November 24,2020, Jrue Holiday was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in a four-team trade, involving the Denver Nuggets and Oklahoma City Thunder.

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On March 4,2021, Jrue Holiday scored 15 points in 23 minutes, and hit a game-winning 11 foot jump shot in a game against the Memphis Grizzlies.

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Jrue Holiday made multiple steals in 32 games, which was the second-most of any player in the league over the season.

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On December 15,2021, Jrue Holiday scored 26 points and recorded 14 assists in a victory over the Indiana Pacers in which Milwaukee was missing its other two "big three" members Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton.

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Jrue Holiday finished the game with 25 points, 6 rebounds, 11 assists and 2 steals.

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In Game 5, Jrue Holiday stopped Marcus Smart on the Celtics' last two plays, recording a block and a steal to preserve the Bucks' lead in their comeback win, overcoming a 14-point, fourth-quarter deficit.

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Jrue Holiday finished with 24 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.

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In July 2013, Jrue Holiday married United States women's national soccer team midfielder Lauren Cheney.

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In September 2016, Jrue Holiday took indefinite leave from the Pelicans to care for his wife after she was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

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Jrue Holiday has said, “I'm a Christian athlete who has faith in Jesus Christ.

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