HIGHLIGHTS: Aaron Holiday

WESTLAKE, Calif. -- 2015 four-star drops 27 against Rialto (Calif.) Eisenhower on the first day of the Holiday Hardwood Invitational in an 83-65 route.



WESTLAKE, Calif. -- 2015 four-star guard Aaron Holiday had a banner day in North Hollywood (Calif.) Campbell Hall's opening contest of the Holiday Hardwood Invitational, scoring 27 points for the Vikings, who next see action on Friday at 5:30 p.m., in the second round against Rancho Verde.

Holiday added eight assists, seven rebounds and two steals in the win, showing superior court vision, pesky defense and very vocal leadership. He had no problem driving the lane and going to the hole, and was perfectly fine taking contact in order to get to the free throw line. The one drawback from that strategy was that, as the game wore on and Campbell Hall's lead widened, Eisenhower began playing more and more physically.

Holiday -- the younger brother of former UCLA Bruin Jrue Holiday -- shot just 6-for-11 from the free throw line in the second half, missing a lot of back halves of two-shot chances. He certainly got more and more frustrated the more he hit the deck, but, to his credit, kept driving. To his detriment, though, he did let the added contact affect the other aspects of his game, and his body language once the lead widened to over 10 points looked a bit disinterested. When he's focused on the game at hand, though, he's a dynamic scorer and an adept facilitator.

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