Draft days never really do it for me. It’s exciting to see what the new kid will bring to the team, but that usually has nothing to do with how he did in college and the results are usually less than immediate.
The NBA, or basketball in general, does tend to feel the impact of a new guy more readily than the NFL. I still never saw the joy in watching to who, what and when these college-aged kids go.
So after last night’s festivities, the Sixers are the proud owners of point guard Jrue Holiday. The one-year UCLA player stands 6’4″ and was projected to go eighth, though he fell so far that Philly grabbed him at No. 17.
With Andre Miler’s return to Philadelphia’s starting roster indefinite, the Holiday could see some immediate action. As always, his skills on that level remain to be seen.
If nothing else, we know his parents had some interesting fun with phonetics.