Jrue Holiday is a professional basketball player from the United States who currently plays for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He agreed to a four-year, $160 million deal extension with the Bucks. He has a $26 million option for the 2021-22 season. His position on the field is either Point Guard or Shooting Guard. He played one season of college basketball for the UCLA Bruins before being taken 17th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of the 2009 NBA draft.
He helped the 76ers get to the second round of the 2012 playoffs, but they were eliminated in seven games by the Boston Celtics. He spent four seasons in Philadelphia, where he was awarded an NBA All-Star in his fourth season, before being moved to the Pelicans in 2013. He has been named to the NBA All-Defensive Team three times.
- Being a professional basketball player in the United States.
- Being a point guard for the National Basketball Association’s Milwaukee Bucks (NBA).
Jrue Holiday was born on June 12, 1990, in Los Angeles, California, USA. As of 2021, he is 31 years old. He is an American citizen with an African-American ethnic background. His ethnicity is Black. Jrue Randall Holiday is his given name. Toya Holiday (mother) and Shawn Holiday (father) are his parents (father). His parents were also basketball players at Arizona State, where Toya was voted Pac-10 Player of the Year in 1982. Jessica, Jenna, Jade, Jaelyn, and James are his cousins.
He has three siblings as well. Justin and Aaron, his brothers, are also NBA players. Lauren, his younger sister, was a UCLA women’s basketball player. His Zodiac sign is Gemini, and he practices Christianity. He stated, “I am a Christian athlete who believes in Jesus Christ. So, even when I am faced with circumstances over which I have no control, I believe and am at peace.”
In terms of education, Jrue Holiday attended Campbell Hall School, where he began his basketball career. He averaged 25.9 points, 6.9 assists, 11.2 rebounds, and 4.8 steals per game as a senior. Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 1 point guard and No. 2 overall talent in the Class of 2008. He was also named Gatorade National Player of the Year in 2008, as well as a Parade Magazine First Team All-American. He also appeared in the McDonald’s All-American Game, where he scored 14 points, grabbed 5 rebounds, assisted 3 times, and stole 5 times.
During his 2008-2009 season at UCLA, he shared the backcourt with future NBA player Darren Collison. Holiday averaged 8.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 1.6 steals in 27.1 minutes per game in 35 games (all starts). He had 13 points and six assists in UCLA’s one-point triumph over Virginia Commonwealth in the NCAA Tournament’s first round. Following that, he declared for the NBA draft, foregoing his remaining three years of NCAA eligibility.
|Celebrated Name||Jrue Holiday|
|Age||32 Years old.|
|Nick Name||Jrue Holiday|
|Birth Name||Jrue Randall Holiday|
|Place Of Birth||Los Angeles|
|Brothers||2; Justin and Aaron|
|School||Campbell Hall School|
|University||University of California|
|Married Date||7th July 2013|
|Net Worth||$30 Million|
|Source of Wealth||Basketball Career|
|Height||6 ft 3 in|
|Chest Size||46 in|
|Waist Size||35 in|
|Bicep Size||15 in|
|Current Team||Milwaukee Bucks|
Jrue Holiday Basketball Career
- Jrue Holiday’s professional career began in 2009 when the Philadelphia 76ers selected him 17th overall in the NBA draft. On April 3, 2010, he set a season-high with 25 points against the Toronto Raptors, and on November 5, 2010, he set a new career-high with 29 points against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
- On February 2, 2011, he achieved his first career triple-double with 11 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists against the New Jersey Nets.
- Breaking his own record, he scored a new career-high with 30 points against the Chicago Bulls on March 17, 2012, and again on November 25, 2012, against the Phoenix Suns.
- On January 2, 2013, he had his second career triple-double with 16 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists against the Suns.
- On January 26, 2013, he set a career-high with 35 points against the New York Knicks.
- Then, on July 12th, 2-13, he was dealt to the New Orleans Pelicans, becoming the Pelicans’ first-round lottery pick in 2014. His 2013-14 season was cut short due to season-ending surgery for a stress fracture in his right tibia in February 2014. He averaged 14.3 points, 7.9 assists, and 1.6 steals per game in 34 games.
- On January 2-15, he reached 5,000 career points against the Washington Wizards. On March 2-16, he set a career-high with 38 points against the Charlotte Hornets.
- He made his season debut on November 18, 2016, after missing 12 games while on leave to care for his wife.
- On January 23, 2017, he recorded 33 points and 10 assists in a 124-122 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
- On July 6, 2017, he re-signed with the Pelicans and recorded a season-high 34 points and 11 assists in a 122-118 loss to the Toronto Raptors on November 9, 2017. He went on to play against the Golden State Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers, the Houston Rockets, the Milwaukee Bucks, the Los Angeles Clippers, and the Chicago Bulls.
- He had season-ending surgery on March 26th to correct a core muscle problem.
- On March 8, 2020, he had a season-high 37 points, nine rebounds, and eight assists in a 120-107 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
- On November 24, 2020, he was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks as part of a four-team transaction.
- On March 4, 2021, he scored 15 points in 23 minutes and nailed a game-winning 11-foot jump shot against the Memphis Grizzlies.
- On April 3rd, he set a season-best with 33 points on 14-of-23 shooting, seven rebounds, and 11 assists in a win over the Kings.
- The Bucks then agreed to a four-year deal extension worth up to $160 million. Holiday had a $26 million option for the 2021-22 season.
- He had 27 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists in Game 6 of the Conference Finals against the Atlanta Hawks, propelling the Bucks to the NBA Finals for the first time since 1974.
Achievements and Awards
- NBA All-Star (2013)
- 2× NBA All-Defensive First Team (2018, 2021)
- NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2019)
- NBA Teammate of the Year (2020)
- NBA Sportsmanship Award (2021)
- Pac-10 All-Freshman Team (2009)
- Gatorade National Player of the Year (2008)
- First-team Parade All-American (2008)
- Third-team Parade All-American (2007)
- McDonald’s All-American (2008)
- California Mr. Basketball (2008)
Jrue Holiday Wife
Jrue Holiday is a husband. On July 7, 2013, he married Lauren Cheney, a midfielder for the United States women’s national soccer team. During his one and only season at UCLA, the two initially met at a UCLA women’s basketball game. Both of them were in other relationships at the time, but they became friends and began dating when he was picked by the Sixers. In addition, they began conducting yearly basketball and soccer clinics at UCLA. Jrue is a wonderful husband.
After his wife was diagnosed with a brain tumor in September 2016, he took an indefinite leave of absence from the Pelicans to care for her. He underwent brain surgery just weeks following the birth of the couple’s daughter, Jrue Tyler Holiday. In late 2020, they had their second child, a boy named Hendricks. The happily married couple is currently enjoying their current life very much. He is not gay and has a straight sexual orientation.
Jrue Holiday Net Worth
Jrue Holiday is a Milwaukee Bucks professional basketball player. Jrue’s net worth is predicted to be $30 million as of 2021. He agreed to a five-year, $131,805,000 contract with the New Orleans Pelicans, with $128,130,000 guaranteed and an annual average salary of $26,361,000 as of 2021. In 2018-19, he earned a basic salary of $25,396,111, as well as a $580,000 incentive bonus, while carrying a cap hit of $25,976,111 and a dead cap value of $106,148,333.
He recently committed to a four-year, $160 million deal extension with the Bucks. Holiday had a $26 million option for the 2021-22 season. In 2021, his career earnings from NBA salary will be just about $150 million. He has also done endorsement arrangements with well-known businesses such as Nike. Not only that, but according to Forbes, he has endorsement deals with Panini, SeatGeek, Carnival Corp, Sprint Corp, and Smoothie King worth $500,000 each. In 2013, he paid $1.3 million for a mansion in Metairie, Louisiana, the United States.
Jrue Holiday Height
Jrue Holiday is a tall man, standing at 6 feet 3 inches or 1.91 meters. His total body weight is 93 kg (205 lbs). His chest measurement is 46 inches, his waist measurement is 35 inches, and his biceps measurement is 15 inches. His shoe size is 15 in the United States.
Both his eyes and his hair are black. He does not have any tattoos on his body. He is a non-vegetarian who is very aware of what he eats.
Did You Know?
- Jrue Randall Holiday is Jrue Holiday’s full name.
- His Zodiac sign is Gemini.
- He played one season of college basketball for the UCLA Bruins before being taken 17th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of the 2009 NBA draft.
- He spent four seasons in Philadelphia, where he was awarded an NBA All-Star in his fourth season, before being moved to the Pelicans in 2013.
- He has been named to the NBA All-Defensive Team three times.