30 Surprising Facts About Jrue Holiday We Bet You Never Knew


Jrue Holiday, currently playing for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA), is the youngest player in franchise history to be named an All-Star, with his selection into the 2013 NBA All-Star Game. Here are some very interesting facts about the American professional basketball player:

  1.  He was born Jrue Randall Holiday, on June 12, 1990, in Chatsworth, California, to Toya, a teacher and Shawn Holiday, a 7-up merchandiser. He has two brothers, Justin and Aaron and a sister, Lauren.
  2.  The Holiday family, better known as the Jrue Holiday’s is currently is one of the most athletic NBA families. Apart from his parents who played basketball at University level, his brothers Justin, and Aaron plays in the NBA. His sister also played basketball for UCLA.
  3.  Holiday started playing basketball in Campbell Hall School in the Los Angeles district of Studio City, California. In his senior years he led his school to California Division IV state title, while averaging 25.9 points, 11.2 rebounds, 6.9 assists and 4.8 steals per game.
  4.  For his senior year efforts, he was named the 2008 Gatorade National Player of the Year and a First Team All-American by Parade Magazine. He was rated the No.1 point guard and the No.2 overall prospect in the class of 2008.
  5.  Holiday started in all the 35 games he played in his only year with the University of Los Angeles Bruins. He averaged 8.5 points, 3.8 rebounds,3.7 assists, and 1.6 steals with playing time of 27.1 minutes per game. He was rewarded with Pac-10 All-Freshman Team honors.
  6.  In the match against Florida International, he scored career high 20 points and 13 points with 6 assists in Bruins one point win over Virginia Commonwealth in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
  7.  As a freshman he won UCLA’s Seymour Armond Memorial Award and shared the Bruin Hoopsters J.D. Morgan Memorial Award with Michael Roll. Following which in June 2009, Holiday declared for the NBA Draft, forgoing his final three years of college eligibility and hired an agent.
  8.  Holiday was drafted in 17th overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2009 NBA draft. He made his debut on October 30, 2009, against Milwaukee Bucks, with play time of 6:31 minutes.
  9.  He scored a season high 25 points against Toronto Raptors on April 03, 2010. He also recorded 7 assists, one defensive rebound and two steals.
  10.  On November 05, 2010, he bettered his career high points to 29 in the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, with 2 rebounds and 8 assists apart from 2 steals and 1 block.
  11.  In the second half of the season on February 02, 2011, he recorded his first career triple-double in the game against New Jersey Nets, when he scored 11 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assist.
  12.  Holiday started in all 82 games he played in 2010-11 season while averaging 14 points, 4 rebounds, and 6.5 assists including 1.5 steals per game.
  13.  In the 2012-13, season he set his second career triple-double on January 02 with 16 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists against the Phoenix Sun and followed it up with career high 35 points against the New York Knicks on January 26, 2013.
  14.  He ended the 2013 season with career high average of 17.7 points, 4.2 rebounds, and with 8 assists per game while starting in all 78 games he played.
  15.  As one of the NBA’s bright young stars, Holiday was selected as a reserve for the Eastern Conference All-Star team for the 2013 NBA All-Star Game.
  16.  With his All-Star selection, the 22 year old Holiday became the youngest player in franchise history to be named as All-Star. He ranks 13th in the NBA in scoring and fourth in assists.
  17.  On July 12, 2013, Holiday was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Nerlens Noel and the Pelican’ 2014 first round draft pick.
  18.  Holiday has not played since January 08, because of the shin injury and underwent surgery for stress fracture in February 2014, for a premature end to his season.
  19.  On July 07, 2013, He married United States women’s national soccer team midfielder Lauren Cheney. The two first met and began dating in 2008 while they were both attending UCLA.
  20.  In 34 games he played for Pelicans in 2013-14, season Holiday has averaged 14.3 points, 7.9 assists, and 1.6 steals with 33.6 minutes of play time per game.
  21.  On January 05, 2015, Holiday reached career milestone. The UCLA product scored 13 points, about halfway through the game against the Washington Wizards, to reach the 5,000 point mark.
  22.  On February 18, he aggravated the stress reaction in his lower right leg and missed 41 games. He returned for the game against Phoenix Suns on April 10, and finished with 2 points and 5 assists in 15 plus minutes.
  23.  On March 29, 2016, he was diagnosed with a right inferior orbital wall fracture and missed the reminder of the 2015-16, season. The injury occurred with 56.1 second remaining in the fourth quarter of game against the New York Knicks.
  24.  He ended the 2015-16, season with 65 appearances while averaging 16.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists, and 1.4 steals. Late in the season on March 09, he had registered a career high 38 points against Hornets.
  25.  Holiday took an indefinite leave of absence at the beginning of 2016-17, season to support his pregnant wife, former soccer star Lauren Holiday, as she battled a brain tumor. She gave birth to a baby girl and underwent successful brain surgery.
  26.  He returned to active play on November 18, 2016, after missing the first 12 games of the season. He recorded his season best of 33 points and 10 assists in a 124-122 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers and ended the season averaging 15.4 points, with 7.3 assists in 67 games.
  27.  At the beginning of 2017 season he renewed his contract with Pelicans and on December 10, in the game against 76ers, he made five-3 pointers in the fourth quarters, when he scored 19 of his 34 points for a winning cause.
  28.  In the Game 2 of first round playoff series against the Trail Blazers, on April 17, 2018, Holiday had a career playoff high of 33 points as the Pelicans took 2-0 lead. He bettered this with 41 points in the Game-4, to complete a first round sweep of the Blazers with a 131-123 victory.
  29.  On January 29, 2019, he recorded 19 points, 8 assists, 6 rebounds, and a career high 6 blocks in a 121-116, win over the Rockets and in the process he became the first point guard in NBA history with at least 17 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists, and 6 blocks in a game.
  30.  Late in the 2018-19, season he suffered from a core muscle injury and ended the season prematurely averaging 21.2 points, 7.7 assists, 5 rebounds, and 1.6 steal in just 67 games. He underwent surgery in March.
  31.  Jrue Holiday Net Worth: $30 Million

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