Aaron Holiday has found his new home. The former UCLA guard was selected by the Indiana Pacers with the 23rd overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft on Thursday night in Brooklyn, N.Y.
It’ll be a Bruins’ reunion in Indianapolis!
Congrats to Aaron Holiday, selected No. 23 by the @Pacers in the 2018 NBA Draft.
— UCLA Basketball (@UCLAMBB) June 22, 2018
Holiday follows in the footsteps of his brother, Jrue, who was selected 17th overall from UCLA by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2009 NBA Draft. He also gives the Bruins three first-round picks in the past two years and eight since 2013.
In 33 games during his junior year at UCLA, Holiday averaged 20.3 points and 5.8 assists per game. He was named first-team All-Pac-12 and was a member of the Pac-12’s All-Defensive team.
Holiday was 1 of 2 UCLA players to get drafted on Thursday. The Denver Nuggets took center Thomas Welsh with the No. 58 pick late in the second round.