When Jarrod Polson arrived at Kentucky as a walk-on, playing time was a desired but unrealistic expectation. Now, midway through his junior season, Polson isn’t the team’s best scorer, best defender or three-point specialist, but what he does bring fuels the Cats.
“He’s just energy,” John Calipari said. “All I need is energy.”
If that’s what Calipari needs, it might explain why Polson is seeing a spike in playing time.
Polson’s 20 minutes of action against Auburn on Saturday was the most he’s recorded in his career in Southeastern Conference play. In UK’s season-high five-game winning streak, Polson has averaged 14.6 minutes per game.