Jrue Randall Holiday was born in 1990 in the Chatsworth neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. He is the son Shawn and Toya Holiday. Jrue's parents both played college basketball at Arizona State, where Toya was named Pac-10 Player of the Year in 1982. For high school, Holiday attended Campbell Hall School, which is in the Studio City portion of L.A. As a freshman, Jrue helped Campbell High to a perfect 32-0 mark along with older brother Justin, who went on to play in the NBA. Jrue's younger brother, Aaron, also plays in the Association. As a senior, Holiday averaged 25.9 points, 11.2 rebounds, 6.9 assists and 4.8 steals per game, leading the team to a California Division IV state title. After his senior high school season, Jrue was named the 2008 Gatorade National Player of the Year and a Parade Magazine First Team All-American. Jrue then played one year of ball at UCLA before turning pro. With New Orleans during the 2017-18 season, Holiday donated nearly 3,000 Pelicans tickets to underprivileged children. Fans can follow the point guard on Twitter and Instagram (jrue_holiday11). Holiday played one season (2008-09) of college ball at the University of California, Los Angeles with coach Ben Howland. The 6-foot-3 guard shared the backcourt with senior and future NBA veteran Darren Collison and started all 35 games as a freshman. Holiday averaged 8.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.6 steals per game. He also shot 30.7 percent from behind the arc and hit 0.8 three-pointers per contest. On Nov. 29, Holiday showed off his promise in an early-season game against Florida International in which he scored 20 points on 8-for-8 shooting from the field. On Jan. 31, Holiday generated 15 points, six rebounds and five assists during a home win over Stanford. Holiday later helped the Bruins beat VCU in the first round of the 2009 NCAA Tournament with 13 points and six assists. The guard followed that game with seven assists in the second-round loss to Villanova. After the season, Holiday was named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team and declared for the 2009 NBA Draft.