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Boys' basketball: After two games, Aaron Holiday's scoring average is 41.0

June 15, 2011 |  7:39 pm

To say that Aaron Holiday of North Hollywood Campbell Hall has made a good first impression would be an understatement.

The younger brother of Philadelphia 76ers guard Jrue Holiday has scored 54 and 28 points in his first two varsity basketball games as a freshman guard.

"Amazing," is how Simi Valley Coach Chris Printz described Holiday's 54-point performance on Tuesday night in the Crespi tournament. "He's the real deal," Printz said.

The 5-foot-10 Holiday can go up and down the court as fast as he needs. He has what people call is a "nonstop motor."

He had 28 points on Wednesday in a loss to La Verne Damien. Scoring is not going to be his strength. When the Vikings get to full strength, he'll become more of a distributor. He even plays defense, which is unusual for a freshman.

What's clear is that he's ready to contribute immediately at the varsity level, and college coaches are already scrambling to get into the recruting competition. Campbell Hall Coach Steve Wachs said coaches from USC and California contacted him, along with Boston College sending an email.

Here's video of Holiday in action on Wednesday.

-- Eric Sondheimer

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