5 Jarrod Polson

Name
Jarrod Polson
Position
Guard
Class
SR
Hometown (Last School)
Nicholasville, KY
Ht
6'2"
Wt
182
Seasons
2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14
Birthday
May 8, 1991

Four-time All- Academic team member 

2013-14

Senior: Appeared in 33 games and made one start … Scored 32 points and added 21 rebounds … Had his jersey retired at his alma matter West Jessamine High School, the first player in WJHS history to earn that distinction … Drained a 3 in 19 minutes of action on Senior Night vs. Alabama … Nailed a 3 and dished out two assists at Ole Miss … Scored three points, pulled down a rebound and dished out an assist in UK’s win at Auburn … Played a season-high 30 minutes at Mississippi State … Scored three points, grabbed two boards and dished out an assist at LSU … Nailed a 3, dished out an assist and grabbed two rebounds in UK’s win over A&M … Drained two 3-pointers late in the first half to give UK a spark at Vandy … Nailed a 3-pointer and passed out an assist in a season-high 21 minutes during UK’s win over Belmont … Dished out an assist in consecutive UK wins over Robert Morris and UT Arlington … Averaged 6.5 points, two rebounds and an assist in UK’s two exhibition contests … Posted eight points while connecting on a pair of 3-pointers in a start against Montevallo.

2012-13

Junior: Graduated in three years with a degree in Finance in the spring of 2013 … Will pursue a second degree this year … Played in all 33 games … Had three double-figure scoring efforts, while setting career-highs in nearly every category … Scored 10 points and dished out three assists in a career-high 31 minutes against Robert Morris in NIT … Totaled four points, two rebounds and two assists in 13 minutes of work in win over Florida … Tallied nine points, four rebounds and three assists in win over Mississippi State … Scored a career-high 11 points in first career start at Tennessee while tying his career high with four rebounds … Totaled four points, including a 3-pointer in 15 minutes at Florida … Hit his first career 3-pointer in play while playing a career-best in league play 20 minutes to go along with three boards and two steals in a win over Auburn … Grabbed a pair of rebounds and dished two assists in 11 minutes of action in win over South Carolina … Hit a pair of free throws, grabbed a rebound and handed out an assist in 13 minutes in win at A&M … Scored two points and grabbed two rebounds in 15 minutes at Ole Miss … Grabbed three rebounds and handed out two assists in 14 minutes at Alabama … Tallied six points and three rebounds while registering first career block in 10 minutes in win at Auburn … Grabbed a career-high four rebounds in win over Eastern Michigan … Tallied seven points in win over Lipscomb … Dished out a career-high four assists against Samford, while tying career-best with two steals … Totaled five points, two rebounds, an assist and a steal in 19 minutes against LIU Brooklyn … Connected on his first career 3-pointer, scoring seven points, dishing out three assists and recording a career-high two steals in a career-high 26 minutes against Lafayette … Saw 12 minutes of action, grabbing one rebound against Duke … Established career highs in points (10), assists (3), FG made (4) and minutes (22) in season opener against Maryland.

2011-12

Sophomore: Played in 11 games in his sophomore season … Saw action in UK’s NCAA Tournament-opening victory over WKU … Played four minutes in Kentucky’s win over Georgia … Saw his first action in play in a win over Ole Miss … Registered a steal in a win over Lamar … Tallied a minute of action in a win over Loyola … Logged two minutes of action in a win over Samford … Saw action for two minutes in a win over Chattanooga … Missed the St. John’s game due to a lower back injury … Registered his first career steal in a victory over Portland … Grabbed a rebound in four minutes of action in a win over Radford … Pulled down a career-high three rebounds and notched his first point of the season with a free throw in career-high minutes vs. Penn State … Played in five minutes in a UK victory over Marist … Saw action in both exhibition victories … Played 15 minutes and sunk a 3-pointer in the win over Morehouse while also dishing out a trio of assists.

High School

Averaged 18.2 points, 6.4 assists and 4.9 rebounds as a senior at West Jessamine High School, leading the squad to the second round of the Sweet 16 state tournament … Scored 40 of the team’s 60 points in the regional semifinals and 31 of the squad’s 51 points in the regional finals to help West Jessamine advance to the Sweet 16 state tournament … Finished his career as the school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,884 points … Named First Team All-State by a number of publications.
 

Personal

Born on May 8, 1991 … Son of George and Chrisi Polson … Walk-on who earned a scholarship … Chose Kentucky over Liberty.