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Jarrod Polson, Jon Hood take different paths to memorable Kentucky careers

Jarrod Polson and Jon Hood - photo by Walter Cornett |

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Jarrod Polson and Jon Hood grew up as so many youngsters in the Bluegrass do, dreaming of one day wearing a uniform.

Nonetheless, their decisions to ultimately become Wildcats were very different.

Leading West Jessamine High School to the Sweet Sixteen, Polson played his way into a walk-on offer from . Following in his father's footsteps as a lifelong fan, Polson didn't hesitate for a moment in bypassing a scholarship to play at Liberty.

“I knew that if I ever got the opportunity to play for Kentucky that I would always take it,” Polson said.

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