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Sixers Sign Justin Holiday and Waive Jeremy Pargo

HOLIDAY IS THE 31ST GATORADE CALL-UP OF THE 2012-13 NBA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE SEASON

PHILADELPHIA, PA. – APRIL 1, 2013 – The Philadelphia 76ers announced today that they have signed guard Justin Holiday.  Per team policy, terms of the contract are not disclosed.  Holiday is the 31st GATORADE Call-Up of the 2012-13 NBA Development League season.  He will wear #14.  In order to make room on the roster for Holiday, the Sixers waived guard Jeremy Pargo.

Holiday (6-6, 180) appeared in 47 games with 42 starts for the Idaho Stampede in the D-League this season, averaging 17.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.43 steals and 1.17 blocks in 34.7 minutes per game while shooting 42.1% from the floor, 41.2% from 3-point range and 81.6% from the line.

At the time of his call-up, Holiday ranked tied for 14th in the D-League in scoring and first in steals.  In 15 games played in March, he averaged 23.3 points along with 2.5 3-pointers made on 46.3% shooting from behind-the-arc.

In 14 games played for the Sixers, Pargo averaged 4.9 points, 2.0 assists and 1.2 rebounds in 14.9 minutes per game.

Holiday was not selected in the 2011 NBA Draft following his collegiate career at Washington.  He spent the 2011-12 season playing overseas for Generali Okapi Aalstar in the Belgian League.

This past July, Holiday played for the Sixers in the AirTran Orlando Pro Summer League and was second on the team in scoring with 11.8 points per game.  He also played for Cleveland in the 2012 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.

Holiday signed with the Cavaliers on Oct. 1 and took part in their training camp while appearing in one preseason game before being waived on Oct. 10.  He signed with Portland on Oct. 12 and played in two preseason games before being waived prior to the start of the regular season on Oct. 26.

Justin is the older brother of Sixers All-Star guard Jrue Holiday.  Justin was born on April 5, 1989 while Jrue was born on June 12, 1990.  The brothers played basketball together at Campbell Hall, a private school in North Hollywood, Calif.  In Justin’s senior season, which was Jrue’s junior season, Campbell went 33-1 and won the California Division IV state title.