Holiday in no hurry

Jrue Holiday is destined to be a top-10 player. Not on the West Coast, but nationally. The guard from Los Angeles has always been seen as an elite prospect, but after a great summer folks are starting to slot him higher and higher. I caught up with Holiday for a brief update.

While Jrue has been making news on the court there hasn't been a whole lot of new news on the recruiting front. The 2008 shooting guard is a sure-fire five-star prospect and is really starting to attract a lot of national attention as he has been seen in more and more events.

Holiday is currently rated as the 2008 class' No. 2 ranked shooting guard behind Pennsylvania's Tyreke Evans and the sky is the limit in terms of his talent. He's a great scorer and a can handle the ball. He's physically mature for a player his age and uses his strength well in the lane.

Right now Arizona and UCLA are his leaders at this point.

"They both have good teams and I am trying to get to the Final Four," Holiday said.

Washington, ASU, Texas and Florida are the other teams he's currently considering.

His mother and father played basketball at Arizona State and he visited Tempe a few years ago. This summer he played in Tucson and attended the UCLA Elite Camp.

"It was fun because I knew most of the people there," Holiday said of the Bruins' camp.

He enjoyed his trip to Tucson but rarely got away from the McKale center where the tournament was located, so he did not get a feel for the town.

Right now Holiday has no timetable set for his recruitment, especially since his older brother Justin is a pretty good prospect in the 2007 class. For now he's just enjoying playing and being a ball player. He'll worry about picking a school later. "I really don't know when I'll decide anything," Holiday said. "We haven't talked about it. We haven't done anything yet."

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