Toya Holiday (née DeCree; born February 2, 1964) is an American former college basketball player who played for the Arizona State Sun Devils women's basketball team of Pac-12 Conference. She is the mother of National Basketball Association (NBA) players Jrue, Justin, and Aaron Holiday.
Basketball Career Edit
Holiday was a four-year varsity basketball letter winner at John F. Kennedy High School in Los Angeles, California where she earned All-City honors twice. Holiday was one of top basketball prospects in high school and she chose to attend Arizona State University. As a sophomore in 1981–82, Holiday averaged 12.9 points and 8.6 rebounds per game, while leading the team with 163 rebounds. She was subsequently named Pac-12 Player of the Year. She transferred to U.S. International University, and named the most valuable player of the West Coast Athletic Conference after averaging 22.8 points and 8.3 rebounds.
Personal Life Edit
Holiday is the daughter of William and Ruthann DeCree and has two younger sisters, Fonda and Diane. She is currently the ninth-grade dean and assistant athletic director at Campbell Hall High School in Los Angeles, California. She married former Arizona State men's basketball player Shawn Holiday, her college sweetheart.
Together, they have four children: Justin (b. 1989), Jrue (b. 1990), Lauren (b. 1993), and Aaron (b. 1996). 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, she has a granddaughter Tyler. Additionally, she is the mother-in-law of USA women's soccer international Lauren Holiday.