Jarrod Polson was the man of the hour(s) last night in Brooklyn. And if Big Blue Nation didn’t already have a soft spot for the former walk-on, they do now. Polson was trending on Twitter in the United States through most of the game. Afterward in the locker room when he was told by our fearless leader that his name was trending all night, Polson’s eyes light up, and he said, “Whoa, that’s awesome.”
Here is some of what was said.
I have to admit, I didn’t really believe it when Calipari said he would play Jarrod Polson.
— Dan Bodner (@KYHoopsBuzz) November 10, 2012
And on 11-9-12 a star was born…Jarrod Polson #BBN
— travis david (@tdavid_21) November 10, 2012
I’m sleeping with Jarrod Polson tonight. Called it first. #dibs
— Drew Franklin (@DrewFranklinKSR) November 10, 2012
— Alexis Quinn (@Lex_Quinn) November 10, 2012
It could only be Jarrod. Polson sinks two to put #UK up four with 7.7 to play. I just read Turgeon’s lips. He said, “Who is that guy?”
— Eric Crawford (@ericcrawford) November 10, 2012
Jarrod Polson, i love you
— Hillary Ballinger (@hilljacq) November 10, 2012
God Bless Jarrod Polson.
— Nick Coleman (@Bluecat7) November 10, 2012
Jarrod Polson is averaging 10 points a game.
— UK Blues Brothers (@BBNBluesBros) November 10, 2012
— Kent Lewis (@RevKWC) November 10, 2012
When I grow up I want to be Jarrod Polson
— Blake Kersey (@bskersey) November 10, 2012
Jarrod Polson > Elisha Justice.
— Dusty Khoshreza (@Khoshreza) November 10, 2012
I’m proud to say I played church league basketball with, Jarrod Polson
— Lucas Witt (@Lucaswitt7) November 10, 2012
Jarrod Polson is the Genghis Kahn of the 21st century. In 1,000 years, 50% of the people on this planet will bear his DNA.
— Not Jerry Tipton (@NotJerryTipton) November 10, 2012
Over 31 NBA scouts are in attendance for Kentucky/Maryland. Simultaneously, they all just highlighted Jarrod Polson’s name.
— Chad Lykins (@CLykinsBlog) November 10, 2012
Also worth noting: The star of Kentucky’s win was Jarrod Polson. According to his official UK bio, he chose the Wildcats over … Liberty.
— Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) November 10, 2012
Basketball Players: Hope you watched Jarrod Polson playing for Kentuckylast night. Seized his moment . R U#preparedtoplay ? He was.
— Paul Biancardi (@PaulBiancardi) November 10, 2012
Coach of the night Friday: Kevin Ollie. Quite a debut. Player of the night: Jarrod Polson. On team full of 5 stars, former walk-on is hero.
— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) November 10, 2012