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Name: Aaron Holiday

School: UCLA

Season: Sophomore

ESPN High School Ranking: 88 (2015)

Birthdate: September 30, 1996 (20)

Birthplace: Ruston, Louisiana

Family: 

- Parents Shawn and Toya Holiday

- Brothers Jrue and Justin are in the NBA

- Sister Lauren played on the UCLA Women's Basketball Team

High School: Campbell Hall School

Accolades: 

- 2015 Los Angeles Daily News co-Player of the Year

Twitter: Aholiday03

Instagram: the_4th_holiday

Height: 6'1

Weight: 187

Wingspan: 6'6 (Taken from 2014 Nike Skills Academy)

Injury History: N/A

Interviews, Personality, Psychology, Experience: 

- Honest about how he played in interviews

- Polite and speaks well

- Says he is a hard worker no matter what

Freshman Season Stats: 

- 10.3 PPG

- 4 APG

- 3 RPG

- 1.4 SPG

- 39% FG

- 42% 3

- 73% FT

Sophomore Season Stats: Through 12 games

- 14.4 PPG

- 4.1 APG

- 3.1 RPG

- 1.4 SPG

- 55% FG

- 53% 3

- 80% FT

Analytics: 

- 2nd in true shooting percentage in the Pac-12 in 2016-17

- 5th in assists per game, steals, and offensive box plus/minus in the Pac-12 in 2016-17

Position: PG

Greatest Strength: 3 point shooting + Ability to attack the rim

Greatest Weakness: Maturity/Experience

Athleticism: 8

Aggression: 8

Speed: 8

Strength: 6

Lateral Movement: 7

Basketball IQ: 7

Switchability: 5

3 point shooting: 8

Jumpshot: 8

Ability to finish at the rim: 7

Post moves: N/A

Handle: 7

Passing: 7

Rebounding: 6

Motor: 8

Touch: 8

Hands: 7

On ball defense: 7

Help defense: 7

Steals: 8

Blocks: 4

Pick and Roll: 

- Holiday is elite at attacking the rim using ball screens

- Good at fighting over screens, but lack of size will hurt him in the NBA as he won't be able to affect shots

Abilities and Areas of Improvement:

 

- Good athlete

- Good 3 point shooter

- Forces drives - some of that may be to maintain the UCLA pace

- Quick getting to the rim

- Good 1 on 1 skills

Game Analysis:

- vs. UCLA

- #15 Kam Williams

- #13 JaQuan Lyle

- #2 Marc Loving

- #33 Keita Bates-Diop

- Drives left from left 45, dumps off to Anigbogu who wasn't ready - turnover

- Good strongside stunt with the body and recovery to contest shot

- Loses handle dribbling at top of key

- Really bad decision alone in transition with multiple Ohio State players back pulls up for leaning deep jumper - miss

- Drives straightaway right to left crossover then floats it with right high below FT line - hits

- Turns it over driving middle with left, tried to draw contact on kickout but stumbled

- Catch and shoot right 45 3 - hits

- Catch and shoot left corner 3 - hits

- Right to left crossover, drives left, takes contact from help, misses layup but fouled - FTs 

- Catch and shoot left 45 3 - miss

- Catch and shoot right corner 3 - miss

- Gets steal at top of 3-2 zone by keeping hands out - passes ahead for dunk in transition

- Beaten on left 45 ball screen middle, fouled recovering on the shot

- Catch and shoot left 45 3 - miss

- Off offensive rebound, drives straightaway left, spins right, tries difficult left handed layup high with 2 defenders on him

- Fouled off ball 1 and 1 - FTs 2/2

- Fouled off ball again 1 and 1 - FTs 2/2

- Bites on ball fake, gives up easy jumper because of it 

- Catches at top of key, between legs left, one dribble in left then pulls up for left elbow jumper - hits

- Catches on left 45 3, fakes right, attacks left, fouled by the help going up for a floater - FTs 1/2

- Very quick drive right beat his man and the help - NBA move, very quick

- Catch and shoot 3 right 45 - miss

- Fouled off ball again - FTs 1/2

NBA Comparison: Patty Mills

Current Ability: 6.5

Projection as an NBA Player: 7

Projected Draft Spot: Early 2nd Round

Opinion: Holiday has basketball in his blood as both brothers play in the NBA. Holiday has good backup PG potential. He plays immature but is a good athlete, attacker, and shooter. He should be able to carve out a career as a lifetime backup PG.