* High basketball IQ
* Student of the game
* Lockdown defender
* Shooting consistency
* Needs to get stronger
* Needs to be more effective off the dribble
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.
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.
10.5 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.4 tpg, 1.1 spg, 33.9 mpg, .465 FG, .359 3PT, .772 FT
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.
|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).|