USA Basketball “Aggressively Pursuing” Jrue Holiday for 2024 Paris Olympics

Jrue Holiday at the ESPYS in July 2023
Jrue Holiday at the ESPYS in July 2023. Photo by CraSH/imageSPACE/Shutterstock (14006530ar)

USA Basketball managing director Grant Hill is working hard to secure another big name for the Team USA roster for the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympics. After securing a commitment from Philadelphia 76ers’ superstar center and reigning NBA MVP Joel Embiid, Hill now wants to add Boston Celtics’ All-Star guard Jrue Holiday to the mix.

According to a recent report by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, USA Basketball is “aggressively pursuing” Holiday for the Paris Olympics. The 33-year-old player still hasn’t made up his mind, but the overall sentiment is that he is leaning towards saying “yes”.

Holiday last played on the international stage in 2021 at the Tokyo Olympics. He helped Team USA win a gold medal, being lauded for his defense and leadership. He also averaged 11.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 3.8 assists per game.

USA Basketball is determined to put together a strong roster for the 2024 Olympic Games after a disappointing out at the FIBA 2023 World Cup. Team USA failed to win a medal at the tournament, losing to champions Germany in the semi-finals and then to Canada in the third-place match.

Besides Embiid, and potentially Holiday, Team USA’s roster in Paris is expected to feature a number of other big names. The likes of LeBron James, Antony Davis, and Stephen Curry are reportedly ready to commit, while the list could also include Damian Lillard, Jayson Tatum, and Kevin Durant.