On Thursday afternoon, the final roster for the Lute Olson All America Team was released, and UCLA guard Aaron Holiday was among the 35 players to earn the acclaim.
It’s a well-earned award for Holiday, whose 20.3 points per game led the Pac-12 in scoring while his 5.8 assists per game were second in the conference. He put himself in high company this season, becoming the first Bruin since Reggie Miller in 1985-86 to lead the conference in scoring, and was the first from UCLA to average more than 20 points per game since Ed O’Bannon did so in 1994-95.
In three seasons at UCLA, Holiday has been to a pair of NCAA Tournaments, making it to the Sweet 16 in 2016-17 as a sophomore. In 101 games as a Bruin, he averaged 14.3 points per game and 4.7 assists.
On Monday, Holiday announced he would enter his name in the NBA Draft. His brother, Jrue, plays for the New Orleans Pelicans.
The winner of the Lute Olson Award, presented to the top Division I college basketball player in the country, will be announced on April 2 in San Antonio, Texas.