UCLA freshman guard Jrue Holiday has decided to declare for the 2009 NBA Draft, two sources close to Holiday told ESPN.com.
Holiday came into the season ranked as a top-six prospect on ESPN.com's Top 100 and stayed there for much of the season. Toward the end of the season, Holiday struggled and his stock started to dip.
A survey of a sampling of NBA general managers finds that Holiday is ranked somewhere between 8 and 16 on several draft boards.
He has not hired an agent to preserve his college eligibility. Underclassmen have until June 15 to withdraw from the draft.