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Kentucky men’s basketball program honored by NABC for Team Academic Excellence

For the second-consecutive season the Kentucky men’s basketball program was honored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches for team academic excellence. The second annual Team Academic Excellence Awards, created by the NABC Committee on Academics to recogne outstanding academic achievement, selected 125 colleges and universities with cumulative team grade-point average of 3.0 or better …

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Tod Lanter, Sam Malone and Jarrod Polosn named to NABC Honors Court

Three University of Kentucky men’s basketball players have been honored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches for excellence in the classroom during the 2013-14 academic school year. Tod Lanter, Sam Malone and Jarrod Polson were all tabbed to the NABC’s Honors Court on Monday. In order to earn recognition on the Honors Court, a …

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Jarrod Polson will be a “huge fan” of Cats next basketball season

By LARRY VAUGHT Jarrod Polson knows not playing for UK next year will be difficult. “I honestly don’t really know what it will be like. It has not really hit me yet that I will not be part of it any more,” Polson said. “It’s going to be different. I will be watching a lot of …

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Jarrod Polson was star struck by Jeff Sheppard but now is friends with him

By LARRY VAUGHT Jarrod Polson has certainly enjoyed his time making appearances across the state with former UK standout Jeff Sheppard, a player he grew up admiring for what he did on and off the court. “It has been really funny. The first time I met him, I was a little star struck. But we have been …

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Jarrod Polson on John Calipari: “He’s a machine and embraces everything 100 percent”

By LARRY VAUGHT Jarrod Polson says he’ll always remember the work that coach John Calipari put into making the team successful. “He put the work into making sure the players got their best opportunity to succeed,” Polson said. “It’s probably hard for fans to understand just how much work he puts in. They don’t see …

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Jarrod Polson contemplating writing a book, playing overseas

By LARRY VAUGHT Former Kentucky basketball player Jarrod Polson is in the infant stages of writing a book — with his brother’s help — about his basketball career. “My brother is a pretty good writer, so we are probably going to do this,” Polson said. “I am thinking up ideas. We are just in the …

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Finally the truth: Jarrod Polson admits criticism does “sting” players

By LARRY VAUGHT While Kentucky basketball players normally insist criticism doesn’t bother them or they are unaware of it, Jarrod Polson admits that is not true when fans and/or the media criticize the team. “I think now that I am out I can say really the criticism does sting,” Polson said. “Obviously you are not …

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Jarrod Polson “learning how to relax” but misses daily UK workouts

By LARRY VAUGHT Jarrod Polson admits it has been a “little different” not working out daily with the University of Kentucky basketball team since his UK career ended when the Wildcats lost to Connecticut in the national championship game in April. “I have not really worked out too much. Me and (former Wildcat) Jeff Sheppard …

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