New Orleans Pelicans guard and former UCLA star Jrue Holiday was named to the NBA All-Defensive first team on Wednesday.
2018 NBA All-Defensive teams:
First team: Rudy Gobert, Anthony Davis, Victor Oladipo, Jrue Holiday, Robert Covington.
Second team: Joel Embiid, Draymond Green, Al Horford, Dejounte Murray, Jimmy Butler.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 23, 2018
This is the first time that Holiday, 27, has been named to the NBA’s All-Defensive team. He averaged 19 points and 6 assists per game during the 2017-18 season and added 1.5 steals and 0.8 blocks per game.
Holiday helped the Pelicans reach the second round of the NBA playoffs before losing to the Golden State Warriors.