Holiday's UCLA Bio
Averaged 14.3 points, 3.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists in 101 career games (65 starts) … chosen No. 23 in the first round of the 2018 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers ... totaled 1,443 points, 320 rebounds and 477 assists through three seasons at UCLA (2016-18) … concluded his career ranking No. 25 on UCLA’s all-time scoring list (1,443 points) … compiled a career assist-turnover ratio of 1.6 (477 assists, 304 turnovers) … shot 45.0 percent from the field and 42.2 percent from three-point range, a mark that stands as the fifth-highest career three-point percentage in school history … ranks No. 7 at UCLA in career assists per game (4.72), No. 8 in career three-pointers made (180) and No. 9 in career assists (477).
Started all 33 games … averaged a Pac-12-leading 20.3 points per game as a junior … also registered a team-leading 5.8 assists per game and 3.7 rebounds per game … led the Bruins in both assists (192) and steals (42) … earned first-team All-Pac-12 Conference honors and was one of five players selected to the conference’s All-Defensive Team … captured third-team All-America acclaim from Sporting News … was a first-team NABC Division I All-District selection and captured USBWA All-District IX honors … was a three-time Pac-12 Player of the Week (Dec. 26, Feb. 19, March 5) … became UCLA’s first player to lead the conference in scoring (through all games) since Reggie Miller in 1985-86 (Miller averaged 25.9 ppg) … also became the Bruins’ first player to average at least 20 points per game in a full season since Ed O’Bannon tallied 20.4 points per game in 1994-95 … scored in double figures in 32 of UCLA’s 33 games … had two double-doubles as a senior – 33 points and a career-high 11 rebounds against Washington State (Dec. 29), and 17 points and a season-high 10 assists versus Oregon State (Feb. 15) … ranked No. 2 in the Pac-12 in assists per game (5.8), No. 3 in most three-pointers made per game (2.7), No. 5 in three-point percentage (42.9%) and No. 11 in free throw percentage (82.8%) … scored at least 20 points in 19 games, the highest single-season total of 20+ point games since Ed O’Bannon had 19 such performances as a senior in 1994-95 … scored at least 30 points in four games, including back-to-back career-high 34-point games versus USC (March 3) and Stanford (March 8) … became UCLA’s first player with at least four games of 30 or more points since Don MacLean had six games of 30-plus points in 1990-91 … became just the sixth player in the Pac-12 to have recorded at least 20 points and five assists per game since 1983-84 (when the Pac-12 began to regularly record assists) … was the Bruins’ first guard to average at least 19.0 points per game through a full season since Reggie Miller logged 22.3 ppg as a senior in 1986-87 … also became the second UCLA player (in addition to Bill Walton) to finish a season with averages better than 19.0 points and 5.0 assists per game (since UCLA began to regularly record assists in 1973-74) … scored UCLA’s final nine points in the team’s 83-72 win at USC (March 3), finishing that game with a career-high-tying 34 points … tied his career high in points (34), shooting 12-for-25 with eight assists and seven rebounds in a victory against Stanford (March 8) in the quarterfinal round of the Pac-12 Tournament in Las Vegas … scored six of the team’s final 10 points in an 83-75 win over Kentucky in New Orleans (Dec. 23) … made the game-winning layup with 0.9 seconds to go as UCLA edged Wisconsin, 72-70, in Kansas City (Nov. 21) – UCLA trailed Wisconsin, 65-59, with 3:30 to play before he scored the Bruins’ final 10 points … was one of two players, along with senior Thomas Welsh, to start in all 33 games for UCLA.
Played in all 36 games … averaged 12.3 points, 2.9 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game … ranked second on the team in assists per game (4.4 apg, 158 assists) and steals per game (1.08 spg, 39 steals) … was one of five UCLA players to average in double figure scoring … ranked fourth in the Pac-12 in assists per game (4.4), ninth in three-point field goal percentage (41.1 pct) and 11th in assist-turnover ratio (1.8) … secured honorable mention All-Pac-12 Defensive Team accolades … was named the nation’s “Sixth Man of the Year” by BleacherReport.com … scored a career-high 20 points in three games – versus UC Santa Barbara (Dec. 14), Ohio State (Dec. 17) and Washington (Feb. 4) … in all, scored in double figures in 24 of 36 games … tallied a career-high 11 assists in UCLA’s win over Kent State (March 17) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament – that performance (15 points, 11 assists) marked his first collegiate double-double … grabbed a season-high seven rebounds versus Oregon (Feb. 9) … tied his career high with five steals against Ohio State (Dec. 17) … had at least two steals in nine games … scored in double figures in 11 of the team’s first 13 non-conference games … had a streak of eight consecutive games in which he scored at least 10 points during Pac-12 play (Jan. 12-Feb. 9) … was a perfect 5-for-5 from three-point range, scoring 17 points in a home victory over Michigan (Dec. 10) … opened his sophomore season having made 21 of his first 35 three-point attempts (60.0 pct) through UCLA’s first 10 games … was one of four players, along with Bryce Alford, Isaac Hamilton and Lonzo Ball, to play in all 36 games.
Started all 32 games … averaged 10.3 points, 3.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and a team-leading 1.4 steals in 31.7 minutes per game … concluded his freshman season as the team’s leader in three-point field goal percentage (41.9 pct, 39-93) … was one of five UCLA players to average in double figure scoring … ranked second on the team in assists (127, 4.0 apg) … recorded more assists than any freshman at UCLA since his older brother, Jrue Holiday, totaled 129 assists in 2008-09 … finished with the fifth-highest assist total of any freshman at UCLA … ranked sixth in the Pac-12 in three-point field goal percentage (41.9), the highest mark of any Pac-12 freshman in 2015-16 … ranked sixth among all Pac-12 players in steals per game (1.4), eighth in assists per game (4.0) and 14th in assist-turnover ratio (1.4) … had the highest assist-turnover ratio of any Pac-12 freshman … scored in double figures in 20 games … tallied a season-high 19 points in a loss at Oregon (Jan. 23) … scored at least 10 points in nine consecutive Pac-12 games from Jan. 3-Feb. 4 … recorded a season-high seven assists in four games … logged a season-high five steals in the team’s second contest of the season, an 88-83 win over Cal Poly (Nov. 15) … blocked a season-high three shots in a win over McNeese State (Dec. 22) … secured a season-high eight rebounds in UCLA’s 87-77 win over No. 1 Kentucky (Dec. 3), totaling 10 points and seven assists in that contest … was one of three UCLA players, along with Bryce Alford and Isaac Hamilton, to start all 32 games.
Four-year varsity basketball letterwinner at Campbell Hall High School (North Hollywood, Calif.) under head coach Thomas Blunt … was ranked nationally as the No. 40 player in his high school class by Scout.com … also was rated the No. 60 player in the nation by Rivals.com and No. 88 by ESPN.com … as a senior in 2014-15, averaged 25.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game and led Campbell Hall to its first championship game appearance (CIF Southern Section) since 2008 … totaled 24 points in Campbell Hall’s title game loss to Maranatha High School (March 6, 2015) … scored a team-leading 35 points in the Division 4 regional semifinals to help his team upset No. 1-seed Immanuel of Reedley … was named the 2015 co-Player of the Year by the Los Angeles Daily News (along with Bennie Boatwright) … Campbell Hall finished the 2014-15 season with a 27-10 overall record … as a junior in 2013-14, averaged over 30 points per game before securing CIF Southern Section Division 4A Player of the Year honors … earned All-CIF Southern Section Division 4A acclaim all four years at Campbell Hall … was the only sophomore (2012-13) and freshman (2011-12) to capture All-CIF honors in those respective years.
Full name: Aaron Shawn Holiday … born in Ruston, La. … parents are Shawn and Toya Holiday … Aaron is the youngest of four children … has two older brothers, Justin and Jrue, and one older sister, Lauren … brother, Jrue, played at UCLA in 2008-09 before being selected in the first round of the NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers … sister, Lauren, spent two seasons on the UCLA women’s basketball team (2012-13, 2013-14) … his oldest brother, Justin, played four years of college basketball at Washington (2008-11) before competing in the NBA (Philadelphia, Golden State, New York Knicks) … his sister-in-law, Lauren (Cheney) Holiday, married his brother Jrue after having played for the UCLA women’s soccer team (2006-09) and is a two-time U.S. Olympic gold medalist (2008, 2012) … history major.