Jarrod Polson, Jon Hood epitomized passion, effort Calipari was looking for all season

Jarrod Polson - photo by Tammie Brown | WildcatWorld.com
Jarrod Polson – photo by Tammie Brown | WildcatWorld.com

In a season full of silver linings, the efforts of and should not be forgotten.  With all the struggles and disappointment of a freshman-dominated team, a pair of veteran natives shined bright throughout the year, especially during ’s darkest and final moment of the 2012-13 season.

“There’s a certain way that we played that our became accustomed to: hard-nosed, fast, unselfish, defensively, all those kinds of things,” said. “Well, we were none of that this year.”

Polson and Hood were two of the exceptions.

Although the Cats took an early bow from the postseason, the heart, passion and hard work of the juniors were evident in ’s 59-57 loss to in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament.

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