Jrue Holiday Bio: NBA, Contracts & Endorsements

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Jrue Holiday is an American professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA. He’s defensive-minded and is good on the offensive end too.

Jrue’s moves are impressive, and he is one of the incredible three-point shooters in the current NBA scene.

Since being associated with the NBA, Holiday has ensued to be among the great shooting guards. He is one of the most remarkable two-way guards in the league.

Jrue Holiday For The Milwaukee Bucks
Jrue Holiday For The Milwaukee Bucks (Source: SBNation.com)

He plays at his pace and uses courage to stave off getting pushed off the spot.

With outstanding gameplay as a point guard, he finishes on the court like a warrior with style, unlike anyone we have ever seen.

Read more about the career, family, net worth, and relationship of the tremendous basketball player Jrue Holiday in this article.

Before going further, look at these quick facts.

Quick Facts

Full Name Jrue Randall Holiday
Birth Date June 12, 1990
Birth Place Los Angeles, California
Nick Name Not Known
Religion Christian
Nationality American
Ethnicity Mixed
Education
  • Campbell Hall School
  • University of California (UCLA)
Horoscope Gemini
Father’s Name Shawn Holiday
Mother’s Name Toya Holiday
Siblings Aaron Holiday, Justin Holiday, and Lauren Holiday
Age 33 Years Old
Height 6 feet 5 inches/1.96 m/196 cm
Weight 93 kg/205 lbs.
Jersey No. 21, 11
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Body Type Athletic
Profession NBA Player
Association
  • Philadelphia 76ers
  • New Orleans Pelicans
  • Milwaukee Bucks
Draft Year 2009 (Round: 1/Pick: 17th overall)
Drafted By Philadelphia 76ers
Active Years in Basketball 2009-Present
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Wife Lauren Cheney (U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Player)
Kids Two
Net Worth $30 Million
Position Point Guard/ Shooting Guard
Social Media  TwitterFacebook, Instagram
Merch Signed Card, Signed Photo
Last Update May 2024

Early Life & Family

Jrue Holiday is one of the four kids of former basketball professionals Shawn Holiday and Toya Holiday.

The brilliant basketball player Jrue Holiday was born in Los Angeles on June 12, 1990. 

Holiday grew up in Los Angeles, California, and has been blessed with three siblings, Justin, Aaron, and Lauren Holiday. It’s a coincidence that his sister’s name matches his wife’s.

His parents played basketball at Arizona State, where his mother, Toya, was named 1982 Pac-10 Player of the Year.

Jure Holiday with his brothers, Justin & Aaron Holiday
Jrue Holiday With His Brothers, Justin & Aaron Holiday (Source: NBA. com)

Likewise, his brothers are also NBA players. His oldest brother, Justin Holiday, is a professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers, whereas Aaron Holiday is an experienced player for the Washington Wizards.

Jrue attended Campbell High School and UCLA College from 2008 to 2009. Previously, Holiday was interested in playing football and did great in the same realm.

After he lost the football championship, he switched his preference to basketball.

Basketball Career

High School Career

Jrue Holiday attended Campbell Hall School in Studio City, California. As a senior team member, he notched 25.9 points, 11.2 Rebounds, 6.9 assists, and 4.8 steals per game.

Therefore, in 2008, he was rated the No. 1 point guard and No. 2 overall prospect in the class by Rivals.com.

He was named a Parade first-team All-American and the 2008 Gatorade National Player of the Year. 

Similarly, Holiday also played in the McDonald’s All-American Game, averaging 14 points, five rebounds, three assists, and five steals.

College Career

In 2008-2009, Holiday played with Darren Collision (future NBA player) at UCLA.

He shot 45% from the ground, 30.7% from the 3-point range, and 72.6% from the line.

With his best performance, he earned Pac-10 All-Freshman team honors.

After his sophomore year at UCLA, he declared for the NBA Draft, forgoing his final three years of college eligibility.

Philadelphia 76ers

Jrue Holiday was drafted in the 2009 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 17th overall pick.

He recorded his first triple-double with 11 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists against the Nets on November 5, 2010.

He was appointed as a reserve for the Eastern Conference All-Star team for the 2013 NBA All-Star Game.

The 22-year-old Jrue Holiday became the youngest player in the franchise’s history to be named All-Star.

New Orleans Pelicans

Holiday was traded to New Orleans Pelicans for Nerlens Noel and the Pelicans’ 2014 first-round draft pick in July 2013. 

He reached the 5,000 career points mark in January 2015 while playing against the Wizards.

On February 18, he was ruled out for three weeks after aggravating an already injured lower right leg.

He made a comeback to action much later than expected, coming off the bench against the Suns on April 10 after missing 41 games.

Similarly, on March 29, he was ruled out for the rest of the season after being diagnosed with a right interior orbital wall fracture.

On November 18, 2016, Holiday made his season debut after missing the first 12 games while he was on leave to take care of his wife.

Holiday extended his stay with the team in July 2017.

On March 26, 2018, he underwent season-ending surgery to repair a core muscle injury.

Furthermore, on December 28, 2019, Jrue, Justin, and Aaron became the first trio of brothers to share an NBA court simultaneously in the Pelicans-Pacers game.

Milwaukee Bucks

Jrue Holiday was traded to Milwaukee Bucks in a four-team trade, including Oklahoma City Thunder and Denver Nuggets. 

He scored 15 points in 23 minutes of action and hit the victory with an 11-foot jump shot in a match against the Grizzlies in March 2021.

On his way to an NBA First Team All-Defense selection, Jrue averaged a team-high 1.63 steals per game for the Bucks, which was fifth-best in the league. 

Jure Holiday With Miluwakee Bucks
Jrue Holiday With Milwaukee Bucks ( Source: basketball. Wiki)

Moreover, he made multiple steals in around 32 games, the second-most highest score of any basketball player over the season.

In Game 6 of the Conference Finals against the Hawks, Holiday dropped 27 points, 9 rebounds, and 9 assists in a 118–107 win, leading Milwaukee to the NBA Finals for the first time since 1974.

Holiday scored 27 points, 13 assists, and four rebounds in Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Phoenix Suns.

Similarly, he recorded 12 points, 11 assists, and 9 rebounds to help the Bucks gain victory over the Suns and win the 2021 NBA Championship.

The man is still with the Bucks, and his gameplay has only improved. On February 14, 2023, Jrue tied a career-high 40 points, with a career-high eight three-point shots made, during a 131–125 overtime win against the Celtics.

Records & Achievements

  • NBA Champion (2021)
  • NBA All-Star (2013)
  • Pac-10 All-Freshman Team (2009)
  • NBA All-Defensive First Team for two consecutive years (2018, 2021)
  • NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2019)
  • Gatorade National Player of the Year (2008)
  • NBA Sportsmanship Award (2021)
  • NBA Teammate of the Year (2020)
  • First-team Parade All-American (2008)
  • McDonald’s All-American (2008)
  • Third-team Parade All-American (2007)
  • California Mr. Basketball (2008)

Net Worth

The Bucks’ point guard, Jrue Holiday, has a net worth of $30 million as of May 2024.

In 2017, he signed a 5-year/$126 million contract with the Pelicans with an average annual salary of $25 million.

Similarly, on April 4, 2021, he inked a 4-year/$135 million contract extension with the Bucks, including the full amount guaranteed and an annual average salary of $33.74 million.

NBA salaries are not the only thing that Jrue pockets, his endorsement deals with Carnival Crop, SeatGeek, Panini, and Smoothie King also flow a good amount of money to his bank account.

Likewise, during his time with the Pelicans, Holiday signed a multi-year footwear and apparel endorsement deal with Nike.

Jrue Holiday Charity Foundation

Jrue and his wife, Lauren Holiday, operate non-profit organizations with the objective of uplifting communities.

The pair is committed to flourishing communities by creating significant change when and where needed. 

In July 2020, then Pelicans player Jrue Holiday and his spouse Lauren pledged the remainder of Jrue’s 2020 NBA salary as a progressive step toward combating systemic racism and socioeconomic inequality.

In 2022, they announced a third round of funding for black-owned businesses providing up to $1 million in grant funding and additional resources.

Age, Height & Weight 

Born on June 12, 1990, Jrue Holiday is 33 years old.

He stands at 1.96 m tall and weighs around 205 lb (93 kg). 

He has an athletic physique with a magnificent brain to dominate the court.

Besides physical stats, his eye color is black, and so is his hair color.

Personal Life

The Bucks’ point guard Jrue Holiday married Lauren Holiday in July 2013.

Jrue and Lauren first met in college. They both played sports for UCLA, and both of them are extensively competitive.

Jure Holiday with his wife & children
Jrue Holiday with his wife & children (Source: The New York Times)

Lauren is a former professional soccer player for the United States women’s national team.

She is a two-time gold medalist in the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics and won the 2015 Women’s World Cup.

In September 2016, Lauren was diagnosed with a brain tumor during her third month of pregnancy.

Jrue took a leave from NBA for his wife’s brain surgery. After his family felt secure, safe, and happy, he made his comeback to the league.

After the delivery of her first child, the tumor was successfully removed.

She gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Tyler Holiday on September 20, 2016. 

They welcomed their second child, a baby boy named Hendricks, in late 2020.

Social Media Presence

One of the famous professional basketball players, Jrue Holiday, is moderately active on social media.

He mainly posts about his games, family time, and workout reels on social media.

  • Facebook: 394k Followers
  • Twitter:197.3k Followers
  • Instagram: 569k Followers

Popularity Graph

Jrue Holiday Popularity Graph
Jrue Holiday Popularity Graph (Source: Google)

The above graph shows Jrue’s popularity over the past twelve months.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

How do you pronounce Jrue Holiday?

The professional basketball player Jrue Holiday has a rare name pronounced Drew Holiday.

How good is Jrue Holiday?

Jrue Holiday is considered the most uncompromising defender among his teammates.

Who is the oldest holiday brother?

Justin is the oldest of the four Holiday siblings.

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