He chose UCLA over Washington, after eliiminating North Carolina, Arizona and others earlier.
Holiday is one of the most critical -- and biggest -- recruits in the last decade for UCLA. He is probably the most promising guard 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 FALL.
We've heard from sources that the chance to stay close to home, near his family, and play for an elite program like UCLA and A coach like Ben Howland, 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 30 national prospects in the class of 2008. Along with #5 Holiday, there is #19 Malcolm Lee, #29 Jerime Anderson and #30 Drew Gordon. Many recruiting observes consider it one of the best backcourt recruiting classes of recent years.