Jrue Holiday: NBA Draft

May 28th, 2009

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Jrue Holiday


College: UCLA

Class: Freshman

Position: PG/SG

Height: 6’3”

Weight: 180lbs


Accolades: Pac 10 All-Freshman Team (09), Honorable Mention All-Freshman - CHN (09), Gatorade National Player of the Year - high school (08), McDonald’s All-American - high school (08), First Team Parade All-American - high school (08), Third Team Parade All-American - high school (07), Gatorade California Player of the Year - high school (07).


Scouting Report: A highly skilled combo guard.

Strengths: Versatile - can play either backcourt positions. Long arms. Smart player. Tough defender. Capable of scoring or creating for teammates. Great size for a point guard. Solid rebounder. Fast and quick. Good passer. Nice court vision.


Weaknesses: Needs to improve his jumper. Too small for a NBA 2-guard but also not a true point guard. Inexperienced. Didn’t get to showcase his skills in UCLA’s system. Needs to prove he can run the point guard spot on a permanent basis. Not an off-the-charts athlete.


Projected 2009 Draft Range: Mid to late first round pick.


Consensus: Regardless of how frustrated Jrue Holiday is with UCLA’s system, he needs to go back to school for his sophomore year. If he can prove that he can be a full-time point guard next season he will be a guaranteed lottery pick in 2010.


Stats: http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/player/profile?playerId=41014


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