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Shawn Holiday
Personal information
Born April 20 1963 () (age 56)
Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Career information
High school Blair
(Pasadena, California)
College Arizona State (1982–1983)
Cal State (1985–1986)
Position Guard

Shawn Holiday (born April 20, 1963) is an American former college basketball player who played for Arizona State Sun Devils and Cal State Los Angeles Golden Eagles. He is the father of National Basketball Association (NBA) players Jrue, Justin, and Aaron Holiday.

Basketball Career Edit

Holiday played basketball at Blair High School in Pasadena, California. In 1981, he led the Blair Vikings to a CIF – Championship 2A Final against Glendale, but lost 60-59. Holiday ended his career at Blair High School averaging 23 points a game and scored 32 points during the CIF-2A Championship Final, a All-CIF Honor and a Co-Player of the Year Title.

Holiday played basketball for Arizona State University. He would start his freshman season with the Sun Devils beside Lafayette Lever. Holiday started auspiciously, averaging 6.6 points and 31.8 minutes in his first six games. He scored his ASU career high of 11 points in his fourth game against Illinois State. However, his scoring and playing time then dropped significantly. In his last 20 games, Holiday averaged 1.8 points and 9.6 minutes. In his sophomore year  he averaged 5.4 points and 4.5 assists his first 16 games.

After the 1982–1983 season, Holiday transferred to Cal State Los Angeles after losing his starting guard position and seeing his playing time decrease dramatically. He started for the Golden Eagles and is the team's second-leading scorer, averaging 10.4 points a game. Holiday, a tenacious defender, led the club in steals (15) and was second in assists with 38. Holiday connected on 24 of 27 free throws.

Personal Life Edit

Holiday met his wife, Toya, at Arizona State University, and they have four children, Justin, Jrue, Lauren, and Aaron. Justin is currently a member of the Memphis Grizzlies, while Jrue is the starting point guard for the New Orleans Pelicans, Lauren played basketball for the UCLA Bruins and Aaron is a member of the Indiana Pacers. Through Jrue, he has a granddaughter Tyler. Additionally, he is a father-in-law of USA women's soccer international Lauren Holiday.

See Also Edit

Holiday Family