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Jrue Holiday's working holiday at training center

April 24, 2009 | 12:42 pm

Holiday UCLA freshman Jrue Holiday, who's looking toward the upcoming NBA draft, has taken some time off from school to attend a training center in Florida.

Holiday is planning to be at the IMG Academies in Bradenton for about 10 days until early next week but could cut his trip shorter, an IMG spokesman said.

The young guard recently made himself available for the draft but said he has not hired an agent, which gives him until mid-June to withdraw and retain his NCAA eligibility.

Holiday arranged with professors to keep up with schoolwork while he is away, sources said.

-- David Wharton

Photo: Jrue Holiday announces his decision to declare himself eligible for the NBA Draft at a press conference in Los Angeles on April 9. Credit: Reed Saxon / Associated Press