What to Know About Milwaukee Bucks Guard Jrue Holiday

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Jrue Holiday is in his first year with the Milwaukee Bucks and has had an immediate impact on and off the field. Get to know Holiday here.

How long has Holiday been on the Bucks?

He’s in his first season with the Bucks. He was the centerpiece of a four-team trade during the offseason that sent him to Milwaukee. The Bucks got Holiday and Sam Merrill (the 60th overall pick in the 2020 Draft) from the Pelicans in exchange for Eric Bledsoe, George Hill, three future first-round picks and two additional draft picks.

Has he played for other teams?

Yes. He played for the Philadelphia 76ers (he was the 17th overall pick in the 2009 draft) for four seasons, then seven years with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Where do the holidays come from?

He played college basketball at UCLA. He was born and raised in Los Angeles.

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Jrue Holiday's defensive skills have been showcased throughout the season.  He was named to the NBA's first defense team.

Why are the holidays known?

On the court, Holiday is known as a lockdown defender. He has been named to the NBA’s all-defensive team three times (first team in 2021 and 2019; second team in 2018). As a ball manager, Holiday provided a steady hand for the Bucks’ offense, which set a franchise record for runs scored over the course of a season, and was among the top 10 in offensive efficiency.

Jrue and Lauren Holiday launched the Jrue and Lauren Holiday Social Justice Impact Fund in 2020 to help underserved communities and black-owned businesses.

Off the field, his distinctions are even more remarkable. He and his wife, Lauren, created the Jrue and Lauren Holiday Social Justice Impact Fund in 2020 to help nonprofits focused on social justice, historically black colleges and universities, and businesses started by black entrepreneurs. In May 2021, The Holidays announced a second round of funding in which they would provide $ 1 million in grants to black-run nonprofits and black-owned businesses. The grants would focus on the metropolitan areas of Milwaukee, New Orleans, Indianapolis and Los Angeles.

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What is his size?

6 feet 3 inches

How old is Holidays?

31 years

Milwaukee Bucks goaltender Jrue Holiday offers a blind pass in a game earlier this season.  He's averaged 6.1 assists this season as a starting playmaker.

What were Holiday statistics in 2020-21?

17.7 points per game, 4.5 rebounds, 6.1 assists, 1.6 steals, 50.3% shooting, 39.2 three points, 78.7% at the free throw line.

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Who is Holiday’s family?

Holiday and his wife, Lauren, have two young children, JT and Hendricks. Lauren is a former professional football player who played for the United States National Women’s Football Team from 2007 to 2015. She won two Olympic gold medals and a World Cup title. Holiday’s brothers Justin and Aaron also play in the NBA.

Any other fun facts?

He won the league’s sportsmanship award in 2021, which is voted on by players. Holiday won the Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year award as a member of the New Orleans Pelicans last season.

He signed a four-year contract extension with the Bucks in April that can be worth up to $ 160 million.

Holiday will be a member of the US team at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

He made the All-Star Team in 2013.

Holiday was the Gatorade National Player of the Year as a high school student in 2008.

Contact Christopher Kuhagen at (262) 446-6634 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at @ckuhagen and our newsroom Instagram accounts on MyCommunityNow and Lake Country Now.



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