Who Are Toya And Shawn Holiday? Jrue Holiday Parents

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Toya and Shawn Holiday are the inspiring parents of the Holiday brothers who play in the NBA including Jrue Holiday.

Both are former American college basketball players who have inspired all four of their children to pursue hoops & rings.

Jrue along with his two brothers: Justin Holiday and Aaron Holiday, play in the NBA.

His sister, Lauren Holiday, played for the women’s basketball team at UCLA. But after a head injury, she received a medical hardship & later opted not to return.

Jrue Holiday, born June 12, 1990, currently wears jersey number #21 for the Milwaukee Bucks after a trade from the Pelicans in 2020.

Previously, the first-round pick of the 2009 NBA draft played for the Philadelphia 76ers (2009-13) and New Orleans Pelicans (2013-20).

Jrue Holiday, The Second Eldest Of Four To Former Basketball Players Parents
Jrue Holiday, An American NBA Player (Source: Instagram)

Arguably one of the best defenders in the NBA, Jrue Holiday’s career traces all the way back to his childhood days, followed by prominence as a high schooler.

Then, he played college basketball at the University of California before calling for the NBA draft.

So far, Holiday got many accolades to his name- the 2021 NBA Champion and two times NBA All-Star.

In the 2023 NBA playoffs, his team Milwaukee Bucks got eliminated in the first round after a 1-4 loss in the game series to the Miami Heat.

Toya And Shawn Holiday: The Parents Of Three NBA Stars

Jrue Holiday’s parents indeed are his source of inspiration & guide to lead him to basketball prominence. His father Shawn and mother Toya Holiday are former basketball players themselves.

Shawn Holiday started his basketball career at Blair High School, which would see him on the college basketball team at Arizona State University.

But after his playing time significantly reduced, he transferred to the California State University, Los Angeles.

Jrue’s mother Toya Holiday was a four-time varsity letter winner at John F. Kennedy High School. Then, she went to Arizona State University, where she was named “Pac-10 Player of the Year” in 1982.

Jrue's Younger Brother Aaron And Their Mother Toya Holiday
Jrue’s Younger Brother Aaron And Their Mother Toya Holiday (Source: Instagram)

As reported, Holiday’s parents: Shawn and Toya met at Arizona State and later got married.

Together, the two became parents of four children, three sons & a daughter. All four of their kids got fascinated with basketball- no doubt, it runs in their veins!

Not only, have they coached their kids but have been their biggest supporters.

The eldest of the Holiday brothers, Justin Holiday, currently plays for Dallas Mavericks. He was undrafted in 2011 & toured with various basketball clubs around the globe before landing in the NBA.

Jrue Holiday, the second-eldest, is now with the Milwaukee Bucks, while the youngest of four (also the youngest of three sons), Aaron Holiday plays for the Atlanta Hawks.

Fun Fact: Jrue Holiday’s sister and wife both share the same name “Lauren Holiday” which leads to confusion among fans.

Injuries & Comeback

Injury is nothing new for basketball players, especially for those playing in a professional capacity.

The most recent injury that Holiday suffered was neck soreness on the 6th of March, 2023. As a result, he was ruled out of the game against Orlando.

Before that, he had suffered an ankle injury on the 15th of January, 2023. His ankle looks to be a soft spot as he already had two more injuries in July and August of 2022.

He also suffered a hamstring injury on the 27th of December, 2022 for which he started reconditioning on the 4th of January, 2023.

Holiday Working Out In the Gym
Holiday Working Out In The Gym (Source: Facebook)

As the saying goes, “ What doesn’t kill only makes you stronger”, these injuries don’t seem to be holding Holiday back. Instead, he looks to be coming back more fiercer than before having to sit out the game.

We cannot say that he will have an injury-free career in such a competitive sport like basketball that too being in the NBA but we will wish him a speedy recovery from all of the injuries that he may have to suffer in the near future.



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