Thursday, November 01, 2012

Sixers sign Holiday to extension

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Philadelphia 76ers have come to terms with guard Jrue Holiday on a multi-year contract extension. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed.

“Jrue is both an outstanding player and an important part of our future,” said Sixers Managing Owner Josh Harris. “We are very excited to keep a player of Jrue's caliber in Philadelphia and truly look forward to further building the 76ers legacy around his leadership.”

“I’m ecstatic to continue playing in Philadelphia,“ Holiday said. “I’m going to keep putting in the work and pushing myself every day in order to bring a championship to the city and our fans.”

In 220 career games leading into this season, Holiday has posted averages of 11.9 points, 5.0 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 31.2 minutes per game.

During the 2011-12 season, Holiday scored 20 or more points 10 times, including a career-high 30 points at Chicago on March 17. He scored 19 points in the third quarter at Cleveland on April 18, the most by any Sixers player in a quarter during the 2011-12 season.

Holiday, 6-foot-4, 205, has appeared in 18 post-season games for the Sixers, averaging 15.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, 5.3 assists in 37.9 minutes per game.

The Sixers drafted Holiday with the 17th overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft. Holiday was rated the No. 1 point guard and the No. 2 overall prospect in the High School Class of 2008 by and named the 2008 Gatorade National Player of the Year and Parade Magazine First Team All-America.
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