16. Jrue Holiday (UCLA)
Despite being named to an All-Star team and an All-NBA Defensive team, and consistently showing that he’ll get you 15 points, 6 assists, and 1.5 steals a game throughout the course of his career, it seems like Jrue Holiday always gets overlooked in the conversation of “top guards in the NBA.”
But during his lone season at UCLA, where he arrived as the Gatorade National Player of the year and a McDonald’s All American, Holiday was named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team, and went on to become the 17th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft. Despite his injuries and off-the-court adversities he’s faced, Holiday has been a steadying presence with his current team, the New Orleans Pelicans.