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Justin Holiday says he wants the Chicago Bulls to draft his brother Aaron Holiday & their brother Jrue Holiday does too because, ‘it would be cool to beat them’If tonight’s NBA Draft were Christmas, Chicago Bulls guard, Justin Holiday would have one wish from Santa Claus: draft his brother, Aaron Holiday.
At 6 feet and 185 pounds, Aaron Holiday gets buckets. This season, his junior year at UCLA, he finished the season averaging a Pac-12 leading 20.3 points and 5.8 assists per game.
“I just hope my brother gets to be drafted high and go somewhere great,” Justin Holiday told me on the Scoop B Radio Podcast.
Aaron Holiday had a heck of a season at UCLA, becoming the first player to average at least 20 points in a season, since Ed O’Bannon did it during the 1994-95 season.
ESPN’s Jay Bilas considers Aaron Holiday a sleeper in tonight’s NBA Draft.
Able to fast break through traffic, the innate ability to score from anywhere, make acrobatic layups, a legitimate defensive pro all while possessing a 6’7 wingspan?
SB Nation mock draft has Aaron Holiday listed as the #25 pick by the Los Angeles Lakers.
Justin says he needs his Chicago Bulls to work their magic at pick numbers 7 or 22. You’ll never guess who he wants the Bulls to draft.
“My brother,” he laughed. “Of course I like my brother! I really don’t know what direction we’re gonna go in, it’s a lot of good players in this draft.”
Aaron comes from a long line of talented UCLA guards.
Insert names like Reggie Miller, Russell Westbrook, Tyus Edney, Earl Watson and Baron Davis to that talent list.
Oh yeah and by the way, his other brother, Jrue Holiday of the New Orleans Pelicans played there too.
“It would be cool, but I don’t wanna play with them,” Jrue Holiday told me yesterday. “It would be cool to beat them.”
The whole brother/teammate thing is not foreign to the Holiday family. In fact, Jrue and Justin were once former teammates as members of the Philadelphia 76ers.
Aaron, while excited for tonight’s NBA Draft says that watching his brother’s play in the league has prepared him for the next level. “You’re just watching with what they’ve gone through,” Aaron Holiday told me yesterday on Scoop B Radio while attending Conversion Sports’ NBA Draft Gifting Suites.
“Getting to the NBA, staying in the NBA; how hard they had to work. So I kind of have a platform where I can just pick and choose what I need if I’m ever in that situation. So, it’s obviously great to have two brothers that are in the league. We are all excited just to be playing.”