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3 - Aaron Holiday

UCLA 

  • Birthday: 9/30/96
  • NBA Position: Point Guard
  • Class: Junior
  • Ht: 6-1
  • Wt: 185
  • Hometown: Chatsworth, CA
  • High School: Campbell Hall
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Overall

91

2018
Mock:  20

NBA Comparison: Lindsey Hunter

Strengths: Really quick guard, capable of penetrating and beating opponents off the dribble ... Tough to stay in front of for defenders ... Handles the ball really well and knows how to finish around the rim with both hands ... Finishes well through contact and in traffic ... Has really good speed, possessing the capability to run an up-tempo offense ... Really thrives in transition, as a quick decision maker on the break ... Has a really good feel for the game, knows when to score, when to dish, etc ... Has exceptional court vision and always knows where he is on the court and what’s around him ... Selfless player, always eager to make the right basketball play ... Does a good job of kicking it out to open shooters ... Came into his own as a playmaker, becoming one of the deadlier shooters and scorers in the country as a junior ... Really smooth form on his shot, shooting 42.9% from 3-point range on 6.2 attempts per game during his junior year. 82% foul shooter ... Can score from all three levels: Around the rim, mid-range, and three-point range ... Plays with a lot of fire and passion ... Possesses a good motor ... Capable of scoring both off the dribble and in catch and shoot situations ... Good burst off speed off the dribble, and solid ball handling ability ... Plays hard on defense, has the size and quickness to stay in front of both point guards and shooting guards ... He should be a good defender in the NBA ... Has good awareness on defense ... He has an NBA pedigree with his older brothers Jrue Holiday, and Justin Holiday (who are six and seven years older than Aaron) excelling in the league ... He knows what is ahead of him from that standpoint, with valuable advice from his older brothers ... He has really improved from his sophomore year to junior year (12.3 points to 20.3 points) ... Really embraced the expanded role ... Free throw percentage (83%) and 3-point percentages (43%) increased as well ... Pretty durable, playing in 101 games during his three years at UCLA, averaging 31.8 minutes per game ... Does a good job defending without fouling (2.6 fouls per game) ... Good length. Has a plus 5-7 inch wingspan to height ...

Weaknesses: Listed at 6’1”, 185 pounds. He’s small for an NBA point guard, though his wingspan helps ... Despite what some would consider "combo skills", lay the point position due to size limiatations ... Lack of size and leaping ability make it difficult for him to finish at the rim ... He'll need to adjust to the size and speed of the NBA and further develop his floater and ability to get shots off quickly ... Needs to improve upon fighting through screens, but does a good job of recovering ... Needs to do a better job of closing out on shooters and not allowing open shooters to get space ... Gets careless as a floor general. Needs to do a better job taking care of the ball (5.8 assists/3.8 turnovers). Assist-to-turnover ratio needs improvement ... Will turn 22 in September, making him one of the older first round point guard prospects available ... Could stand to tone his body some, but has good strength ...

Notes: Declared for the NBA Draft on March 26th, 2018, announcing that he had decided to forego his final season of eligibility at UCLA ... Averaged 20.3 ppg and 5.8 apg (46% fg, 43% 3p, 83% ft) as a junior at UCLA, guiding the Bruins to an NCAA tournament birth ... Measured 6'1 (in shoes) 187 lbs, with a 6'6 wingspan at the 2014 Nike Guard Skills Academy ...

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