Aaron Shawn Holiday (born September 30, 1996) is an American basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).He played college basketball for three seasons with the UCLA Bruins before being selected by the Indiana Pacers in the first round of the 2018 NBA draft with the 23rd overall pick.
However, he was also a distributor when needed and played solid defense, adding 5.8 assists and 1.3 steals to his final stat line in college.  On December 3, 2016, he scored 13 points and had four assists to lead No. Aaron Holiday. Aaron played his high school ball at Campbell Hall in Los Angeles, California.  Averaging 25 points, 8.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.5 steals, he led Campbell Hall to its first sectional and California regional final since 2008, and shared Daily News Player of the Year honors with Bennie Boatwright of Valley Christian. He was the school's first player to average at least 20 points since O'Bannon in 1994–95, and the first to lead the conference in scoring since Reggie Miller in 1986–87.  The performance helped him earn Pac-12 Player of the Week honors for the first time in his career. Are you a Stathead, too? Question, Comment, Feedback, or Correction? With Ball slowed by a hip injury in their opening game against Kent State, Holiday had 15 points and a career-high 11 assists off the bench to help the Bruins win 97–80. He started all 32 games he played in as a freshman, averaging 10.3 points and 4 assists per contest.  Holiday was voted third-team All-American by the Sporting News, and was also named first-team All-Pac-12. He hoped the fresh… Making his first start of the season on Nov. 6 against Washington, Holiday finished with 18 points and two rebounds in 31 minutes.  Later, he withdrew his name from the draft to retain his college eligibility. During the offseason, Holiday was joined on the Pacers by his older brother Justin, who signed a one-year contract as a free agent. Holiday made noticeable improvements as a sophomore as he took on a bigger role. As a sophomore, Holiday improved his stats despite getting on the court for fewer minutes. Darren Collison is locked in as a starter and Cory Joseph has earned the backup role with solid reserve play, while Tyreke Evans was brought in this offseason and can also handle the ball when needed. Coach Nate McMillan indicated Monday that he plans to start Holiday when seeding games begin. Coach Alford stated that Holiday's value was underscored by the team's plus-minus when he is out of the game, and he called his star guard a candidate for Pac-12 Player of the Year. As a freshman with the Bruins in 2015-16, Holiday began his career as a starter. Holiday led the Pac-12 in points per game, earning first-team All-Pac-12 Conference honors and becoming one of five players selected to the conference's All-Defensive Team. Holiday tallied 17 points (7-12 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in 36 minutes during Monday's 111-100 win over the Wizards. For the season, Holiday averaged 12.3 points and 4.4 assists in over 26 minutes per game, and he received honorable mention for the Pac-12 All-Defensive Team. Average Fantasy Points are determined when. School: UCLA. He collected at least one steal in 16 games, and had at least one block in 10 contests.  On December 23, Holiday had 20 points and eight assists to offset another seven turnovers in an 83–75 upset over No. Are you a Stathead, too? Holiday had not played in the previous nine games, and had logged just 16 minutes all season.
 The next contest in their final home game of the season, the Bruins won 86–78 in overtime against Oregon behind Holiday's 29 points and six assists. Every Sports Reference Social Media Account, Site Last Updated: Monday, June 29, 4:48PM. Holiday finished the season averaging a Pac-12 leading 20.3 points per game and ranked second with 5.8 assists while playing in a conference-high 37.7 minutes per game.  On January 9, 2016, he made the go-ahead three-point field goal with just over a minute remaining in an 81–74 win over Arizona State, which helped UCLA avoid falling to 1–3 in the Pac-12 Conference for the first time in almost 20 years. In 2020-1, Holiday will earn a base salary of $2,345,640, while carrying a cap hit of $2,345,640 and a dead cap value of $2,345,640. Born: September 30, 1996 in Ruston, Louisiana us. We have tools and resources that can help you use sports data. We present them here for purely educational purposes. 1 Kentucky, the Bruins' first win over a top-ranked opponent since 2003. He hoped the freshman could help ease ball-handling duties from incumbent point guard Bryce Alford, the coach's son, who was more effective catching the ball and shooting.
September 30, Find out more. If that happens, an uptick in minutes combined with Holiday's aggressiveness offensively could mean a small breakout is on the horizon, especially with Victor Oladipo (knee) expected to remain sidelined until at least December. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. [a], On February 15, 2018, Holiday scored 17 points and had a season-high 10 assists in a 75–68 win over Oregon State. "We don't win this game if he doesn't come in and play this game the way he did at both ends of the floor," McMillan said. All logos are the trademark & property of their owners and not Sports Reference LLC. 11 UCLA knocks off the top-ranked Wildcats in Kentucky", "UCLA men's basketball completes Kentucky upset for second year in a row", "Five Things We Learned This Week: Malik Monk, Justin Jackson and Aaron Holiday", "Lonzo Ball sets UCLA assist record in NCAA Tournament win", "Lonzo Ball, TJ Leaf, Bryce Alford named first-team All-Pac-12", "UCLA's Thomas Welsh, Aaron Holiday to test NBA waters", "Thomas Welsh, Aaron Holiday choose UCLA over NBA", "As season winds down, UCLA fans wonder: Will they stay or will they go? Holiday led the Bruins offensively with 20.3 points per game and hit a ridiculous 42.9 percent of his three-pointers, which marked a third straight year shooting over 40 percent from deep. Do you have a blog? After dropping Games 1 and 2, can Victor Oladipo and the Pacers get their offense going? Signed a multi-year rookie contract with the Indiana Pacers. Aaron Shawn Holiday is an American college basketball player for the UCLA Bruins. Our historical fantasy ratings are standard scores calculated using 8-Category settings with 12 teams and 13 players per team. Aaron Holiday. Holiday was selected by the Indiana Pacers in the first round of the 2018 NBA Draft with the 23rd overall pick.  On December 3, 2015, Holiday had 10 points, seven assists, and eight rebounds in an 87–77 upset over No.
He had a team-high nine points in the fourth quarter in a game which the Pacers played mostly without their leading-scorer Oladipo. Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Aaron Holiday. That said, both Collison and Joseph are on expiring deals, which makes Holiday a prime dynasty target.  Against Wisconsin in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic, Holiday made a layup with 0.8 seconds left in the game to give UCLA a 72–70 win.  Entering the 2018–19 season, Indiana coach Nate McMillan figured it would be difficult for him to receive consistent playing time behind veteran point guards Darren Collison and Cory Joseph, while Tyreke Evans and Victor Oladipo were capable of handling the ball and running the point as well. Fans can follow Holiday on Twitter (@The_4th_Holiday). Position: Point Guard Shoots: Right 6-0, 185lb (183cm, 83kg) Team: Indiana Pacers. Question, Comment, Feedback, or Correction?
40 by Scout.com, No. He was often entrusted as a starter while teammates dealt with injury, with Holiday starting half of his 66 appearances. Watch our How-To Videos to Become a Stathead, Subscribe to Stathead and get access to more data than you can imagine.