About Aaron Holiday
Aaron Holiday is a skilled point guard who emerged as a contributor as a freshman at UCLA, but really blossomed as a junior emerging as one of the most dynamic guards in the country. Widely regarded as a top-75 prospect in the high school class of 2015, Holiday averaged 10.3 points and 4 assists per game as a freshman before showing significant improvement filling a smaller role alongside Lonzo Ball as a sophomore. Taking another significant step forward, the 21-year-old guard was given the keys to Steve Alford’s offense last season, guiding the Bruins to an NCAA Tournament appearance averaging 20.3 points, 5.8 assists, and 3.7 rebounds per game to earn All-Pac-12 First Team honors.
His brother, Jrue Holiday, is a standout point guard for the New Orleans Pelicans. His other brother, Justin Holiday, had the most productive season of his NBA career for the Chicago Bulls in 2017-18.
- Measured 6’0.75 in shoes with a 6’7.5 wingspan and 187-pound frame at the 2018 NBA Draft Combine. Has good length, but average size for a point guard at the NBA level. Good athlete who changes speeds well and can get above the rim with a head of steam.
- Played a key role for UCLA carrying a heavy scoring and shot creating burden. Scored at a terrific rate off the ball and showed improvement as a playmaker and finisher off the dribble. Played with great confidence offensively and had some disruptive moments defensively as a junior.
Has intriguing two-way potential. Competed defensively last season despite playing 40 minutes most nights. Length and lateral quickness allow him to be pesky on the ball when dialed in. Allowed only 0.632 points per Isolation possession[75th percentile]. Has room to tighten up his rotations off the ball.
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Ranked 6th among guards