Jarrod Polson and Jon Hood grew up as so many youngsters in the Bluegrass do, dreaming of one day wearing a Kentucky 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 John Calipari. Following in his father’s footsteps as a lifelong UK 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.