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By LARRY VAUGHT
Sometimes little things can make a big difference.
That’s why the move Kentucky senior Jarrod Polson made to make incoming freshman guard Andrew Harrison feel welcome could show that John Calipari’s team will blend together well this year.
Polson, the former walk-on guard from West Jessamine who is now on scholarship, is already a fan favorite because of the way he plays and last year he was a significant contributor for the Cats. He’s wore No. 5 in high school and three years at UK. But now he’s changing to No. 3 so that Harrison, considered the nation’s best freshman point guard, can wear No. 5, his high school number.
No, it’s not a huge deal and knowing Polson as I do, I know he wants to win a lot more than he wants to wear a certain number. Still, it sends the right message about this team early in the summer to have a senior give up his number to a freshman who will be playing ahead of him this season. That’s how talented teams develop team chemistry much like the Anthony Davis-Michael Kidd-Gilchrist team did two years ago.