Holiday Makes Decision

The #5-ranked player in the country, 6-3 guard Jrue Holiday from North Hollywood (Calif.) Campbell Hall, and one of the west coast's biggest guard recruits in the last decade, announced his decision to attend either UCLA or Washington Tuesday...

Jrue Holiday, the 6-3 guard from North Hollywood (Calif.) Campbell Hall -- the #5-ranked player in the nation -- announced his decision to attend UCLA Tuesday, according to sources.

He chose UCLA over Washington, after eliiminating North Carolina, Arizona and others earlier.

Holiday is one of the most promising guards to come out of Southern California in a long time and is considered the best all-around So-Cal guard prospect since Baron Davis.

Holiday's interest in UCLA really picked up after the Bruins went to their second Final Four in two years. He narrowed down his choices to UCLA and Washington, where his older brother, Justin, will be attending this year.

We've heard from sources that the chance to stay close to home and near his family was instrumental in his decision. We've also heard that Jerime Anderson, the guard already committed to UCLA, was a factor in Holiday's decision.

This gives UCLA four top 40 national prospects in the class of 2008. Along with #5 Holiday, there is #19 Malcolm Lee, #29 Jerime Anderson and #30 Drew Gordon.

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