Jarrod Polson got a very cool text message from Cameron Mills after Maryland win

Here is what junior guard had to say at today’s media opportunity:

On counting up the text messages he received after the Maryland game …
“I’d say around 100 or so. I didn’t really count.”

On his favorite text message he received after the Maryland game …
texted me, which was pretty cool because I looked up to him when I was younger. That was probably my favorite. He said how he was proud of me and how he knows what I have been through, so he can relate to it.”

On when he talked to his parents following the Maryland game …
“I think I talked to them the day after the game, actually, I went to dinner with them. They said how proud they were and how excited they were, probably even more excited than I was.”

On the picture of his family laying on the floor in angst watching the game that circulated on Twitter …
“They planned on going to the game, but with the storm they didn’t end up going. They were in the living room and my little sister Elise took the picture. It was pretty funny.”

On playing point guard against Duke …
“Honestly, who knows? I just know if I get my number called again I will have to be ready. I have been working hard in practice the last couple days so hopefully I will be ready.”

On if he will still be nervous …
“Yeah, I mean I will definitely feel more comfortable if my name keeps getting called. I really like that feeling of nervous situations. I’ve always liked that feeling even though it is a little scary. I feel like I play better when I am in those types of situations. I was nervous, but I was really enjoying it out there and I was having the time of my life.”

On playing against being a kid growing up …
“It’s really exciting. Obviously, the one game where we didn’t have much success is always in the back of people’s minds so we want a little bit of revenge for that. Just playing against them is really cool.”

On whether and is still a rivalry …
“I am a little young for that rivalry. I don’t remember that rivalry as much as other rivalries, but in the minds of a lot of fans this is a rivalry. So, I think it will be fun for them to watch.”