WhenÂ Jarrod PolsonÂ arrived at Kentucky as a walk-on, playing time was a desired but unrealistic expectation.Â Now, midway through his junior season, Polson isn't the team's best scorer, best defender or three-point specialist, but what he does bring fuels the Cats.
“He's just energy,”Â John CalipariÂ said. “All I need is energy.”
If that's what Calipari needs, it might explain why Polson is seeing a spike in playing time.
Polson's 20 minutes of action against Auburn on Saturday was the most he's recorded in his career in Southeastern Conference play. In UK's season-high five-game winning streak, Polson has averaged 14.6 minutes per game.
Walter Cornett, of Glendale, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walterâs Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.