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Prospect Profile

Justin Holiday

  • Full Name: Justin Holiday
  • Position: Forward
  • Height/Weight: 6-6 / 185
  • Birthdate: April 5, 1989
  • College: Washington

Strengths:

  * High basketball IQ
  * Student of the game
  * Lockdown defender

Weaknesses:

  * Shooting consistency
  * Needs to get stronger
  * Needs to be more effective off the dribble
 

NBA projection:
Holiday is the type of blender/utility man every team needs. The keys to getting a chance in the league and having any sort of longevity are his intelligence and defensive ability. Holiday is also a competitor who cares more about team results than his own statistics.

2010-11 Season:
Nicknamed the "Fireman," by his teammates, Holiday, the brother of NBA player Jrue Holiday, was adept at putting out fires in games with his defense and rebounding. He earned a spot on the Pac-10's All-Defensive team.

Key statistics:
10.5 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.4 tpg, 1.1 spg, 33.9 mpg, .465 FG, .359 3PT, .772 FT

Cool statistic:
The stat sheet stuffer finished second on his team in steals and third in scoring, rebounding, blocked shots and assists.

Reminds me of:
Bruce Bowen, Stacey Augmon

What Insiders Say:
Washington coach Lorenzo Romar
"He really impacts winning and is all about winning."

Washington assistant coach Raphael Chillious
"Justin's basketball IQ is off the charts. If every coach on our bench got kicked out of a game, Justin could coach the team. And he has a photographic memory, so, so when he watches film on guys, he really knows what to do."

Chris Dortch is the editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook.

 

Washington
Season G MPG FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT RPG APG SPG BPG PTS AVG
2007-08 19 6.3 5 17 .294 3 7 .429 1.3 0.4 0.2 0.3 13 0.7
2008-09 35 15.6 30 68 .441 13 21 .619 2.5 1.2 0.4 0.3 74 2.1
2009-10 34 22.2 79 187 .422 32 40 .800 4.5 1.8 1.0 0.6 200 5.9
2010-11 35 28.3 138 297 .465 44 57 .772 5.2 2.1 1.2 0.8 367 10.5
Totals 123 19.6 252 569 .443 92 125 .736 3.6 1.5 0.8 0.5 654 5.3
Three-point field goals: 2007-08, 0-for-4 (.000); 2008-09, 1-for-4 (.250); 2009-10, 10-for-30 (.333); 2010-11, 47-for-131 (.359). Totals: 58-for-169 (.343).

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