Jrue Randall Holiday ( born June 12, 1990 in Mission Hills, California) is an American professional basketball player. He was pulled 17 out of the Philadelphia 76ers and played in the NBA since on the position of the point guards or shooting guards. Since the 2013/14 season he plays for the New Orleans Pelicans.
Before he was drafted, he played for the UCLA Bruins. His older brother Justin played for the Washington Huskies and has since April 2013 a contract with former club Jrues Philadelphia 76ers.
Holiday played for the Campbell Hall High School. Throughout his high school years he played there and in his senior season, he was named Gatorade Player of the Year. In his senior season, he scored an average of 25.9 points, 11.2 rebounds, 6.9 assists and 4.8 steals per game and led his team to a season record of 31:5 games and the California Division IV state title. Holiday was appointed team to the McDonald 's All- American, where he reached 14 points, 5 rebounds, 5 steals and 3 assists for the West team. He is the only California basketball player who won three State Championships.
In July 2007, Holiday announced that he will play for the UCLA Bruins. He decided therefore against the Washington Huskies, where his older brother Justin played.
Holiday was drafted at # 17 out of the Philadelphia 76ers. After Holiday first came at the 76ers only from the bank and had received only a few minutes behind players like Andre Miller and Louis Williams, he could during the season 2011/2012 work out his place in the starting five of the 76ers. For the season 2012/2013 Holiday was definitely one of the main performers of the team and was first nomination because of its good performance for the NBA All-Star Game. He came off the bench and scored in 15 minutes of playing time 6 points, 2 rebounds and an Assist
On Draft Day 2013 he was transferred from Philadelphia to New Orleans for the rights to rookie Nerlens Noel (6th pick in the draft 2013) and a 1st round draft pick in 2014 ( top 5 protected).
Holiday Blue Team played for the USA Basketball Men's Youth Development Festival. He averaged 18.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, 8.0 assits, 2.0 steals and 1.2 blocks per game.
Holiday married on July 7, 2013, the football national player Lauren Cheney.