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Jrue Holiday far from most athletic family member

Without a doubt, Jrue Holiday is the 76ers’ best player.

Jrue Holiday far from most athletic family member

Sixers´ Jrue Holiday dribbles the basketball against the Portland<br />Trail Blazers on Monday, March 18, 2013.  (Yong Kim/Staff<br />Photographer)
Sixers' Jrue Holiday dribbles the basketball against the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday, March 18, 2013. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

Without a doubt, Jrue Holiday is the 76ers’ best player.

But is the NBA all-star point guard the best athlete in his own family?

“It probably is my sister,” he said of Lauren Holiday, a freshman guard at UCLA. “ I think my sister can pretty much do anything.”

The 22-year-old said his brother and new Sixers teammate, Justin Holiday, 23, in second only to Lauren when it comes to athleticism.

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“That third spot is probably between me and my little brother [Aaron  Holiday].”

And that’s not a bad thing, considering Aaron Holiday scored 54 points as an incoming freshman in his first varsity summer league game this past summer. He averaged 24 points as a freshman this season.

Meanwhile,  Jrue Holiday is averaging 18.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 4.4 rebounds this season.

Keith Pompey Inquirer Staff Writer
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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004 and took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

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