By JAMI YOUNG
Right now at this very moment, there are many young boys dreaming of playing for the University of Kentucky basketball team. For Kentucky’s own Jarrod Polson, that dream became a reality.
Recently I had the opportunity to meet and interview Jarrod Polson. The following is my interview with Polson.
Q: In your own opinion; what makes UK fans the greatest fans in college basketball?
Jarrod: “I think things just like this, they travel really well and it feels like every road game is kind of a home game because they travel so well and they get so excited about everything.”
Q: What would be your advice to the incoming freshmen on how to handle life as a Kentucky basketball player?
Jarrod: “First, it’s really hard, you got to know that coming in and just listening to the coaching staff because they got your best interest.”
Q: Everyone knows you bleed blue, with that being said, are there any former UK players that you have watched while growing up that caused you to feel starstruck when you met them?
Jarrod: “Oh gosh, pretty much all of them. I mean this guy (Jeff Sheppard) when I first met him I was starstruck and all of them that I can remember, such as Anthony Epps, Ron Mercer, Tony Delk and all those people like that.”
Q: Who’s your favorite player and team in the NBA?
Jarrod: “I don’t want to be on a bandwagon, but I would say Lebron and the Heat.”
Q: This is the most important question of them all; Do you think you were robbed of being named the most attractive player in college basketball?
Jarrod (after a laugh): “No comment. I don’t think I was robbed.”
Q: What are your future plans?
Jarrod: “That is a very good question because I do not know. I’m not sure yet. I’m looking at maybe playing overseas, trying it out and if not, I will get a big boy job, I guess.”
In Kentucky you are born to bleed blue. With that being said, there is a pride and respect instilled in you to understand that not only does the letters across the front of your jersey say KENTUCKY, but you also know the word KENTUCKY means “Tradition.”