01/25/13 3:46 pm EST
As we all know by now, the reserves for the 2013 NBA All-Star Game were announced Thursday evening and 76er Jrue Holiday was chosen as a back-up guard for the Eastern Conference squad. Jrue’s selection by the NBA coaches to the ASG in Houston means that Holiday (22-years-old) now owns a place in Sixers lore, as he becomes the youngest player in franchise history to be named an All-Star.
Whether or not Jrue is having an All-Star caliber year is a topic that has been debated many times here at Philadunkia.com. This post in not an attempt to continue that thread. Today we’re going to put that hot button issue aside for a minute and celebrate Jrue’s selection to the 2013 NBA All-Star Game.
First I’ll take a quick look at Jrue’s numbers so far this season, which in themselves are pretty impressive. Then I’ll revisit the 2009 NBA Draft to see how Jrue stacks up against the guards who were selected ahead of him that June.