Aaron Holiday on playing with brothers Jrue and Justin
Former UCLA Bruins guard Aaron Holiday is among the many prospects vying to make it to the big league through the upcoming NBA Draft. He is the younger brother of Chicago Bulls guard Justin Holiday and New Orleans Pelicans court general Jrue Holiday, so the idea of him joining the NBA ranks makes for a feel-good story.
Asked by Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints during a workout session with the L.A. Clippers about his thoughts of the NBA having three Holidays, the 21-year-old Holiday said that he’s dreamed of that since he was just a kid.
UCLA guard Aaron Holiday (@The_4th_Holiday) says he has had that dream as a kid to play with/against brothers Jrue (@Jrue_Holiday11) and Justin (@JustHolla7). Also says that moment has hit him, but that it’s nothing new because they’ve been playing together their whole lives. pic.twitter.com/41dHvxWdLT
— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) June 14, 2018
It’s most likely to happen. For one, Aaron Holiday is expected by several experts to be taken in the first round of the draft. Justin’s Chicago owns the No. 7 pick, though, it’s highly improbable for them to take Aaron with that pick. The Bulls, however, also have the No. 22 pick, which is a more ideal position for them to take Aaron off the board. That pick, by the way, is coincidentally from Jrue’s Pelicans.
In the event that Aaron gets drafted, the Holidays will be the first trio of brothers since the Plumlees (Miles, Mason, Marshall). Prior to the Plumlees, there were the Barry brothers of Jon, Brent, and Drew.
Aaron played three seasons in UCLA uniform, coming up with career averages as a Bruin of 14.3 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 4.7 assists in 101 games played. He bumped his stock up in this junior year when he put up 20.3 points per game and led the Bruins to a First Four appearance in the NCAA National Tournament.