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Polson now on scholarship

By: Steve Moss
By: Steve Moss

Former West Jessamine star Jarrod Polson finally has his scholarship. After walking-on at Kentucky, the freshman guard has done everything asked of him, prompting coach John Calipari to give Polson an available scholarship for the 2010-11 season.

Former West Jessamine star Jarrod Polson finally has his scholarship.

After walking-on at Kentucky, the freshman guard has done everything asked of him, prompting coach John Calipari to give Polson an available scholarship for the 2010-11 season.

"As a young player, and I've had a bunch of walk-ons, he's probably the best.  Skilled.  Not afraid.  He's going to be fine," Calipari said last week, before heading off to Canada.

Polson, who led his high school to back-to-back appearances in the Boys' Sweet 16, was invited this summer to participate in pick-up games on campus with UK players.  According to his high school coach, Damon Kelly, Polson met with several UK coaches and was offered the walk-on role.

"He's worked hard this summer.  He did what he was supposed to do," Calipari said.  "He worked out with the guys.  He played in the pick-up games.  He came in and did his thing.  We decided to scholarship him."

Polson played in all three exhibition games in Canada, averaging two points.

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