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September 25, 2006 at 8:59 PM

Holiday talks about commitment

Though Justin Holiday had plans to make all five of his allowable recruiting trips, he said he always favored the Washington Huskies.
“I just wanted to visit there to make sure,” he said.
So that’s what he did, taking an official visit to UW this weekend. And he said he loved the trip so much — including the UW football team’s win over UCLA that he called “fun” — that he saw no reason to take his planned trips to Arizona State, USC and Texas Tech. He also visited SMU the weekend before coming to UW.
“I won’t be taking anymore trips now,” said Holiday, a 6-6 forward from Campbell Hall High School in North Hollywood, Calif.
“I like how it looks up there,” he said. “The school’s real nice. And I like the team. I like the way they play. I like Coach Romar. I like everything. Everything just fit.”
Asked what he likes about how UW plays, Holiday said, “It’s uptempo. They get everything in motion. They get it spread out so at anytime, anybody could take someone to the basket. I like how they run, and their pressure defense.”
Holiday said he can play anywhere in the backcourt.
“I can bring the ball up, though I won’t be playing the one (point guard),” he said. “But I can play anything from the wing positions to bringing the ball up.”
Holiday said he averaged roughly 20 points and 10 rebounds a game last season.
It’s already intriguing to think that the Huskies may get a package deal out of this. Holiday’s younger brother, Jrue, is a junior this year and regarded as one of the top five players available for the Class of 2008. Jrue Holiday is a 6-3 shooting guard.
But Justin Holiday said it’s not necessarily so that one Holiday means another is coming.
“He’s considering it, but I don’t know where he’s going to go,” he said. “I have no clue where he’s going and he has no clue. We like playing together, but he might go somewhere himself.”

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