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Jarrod Polson’s jersey will be retired tonight at West Jessamine

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Got plans tonight?  Cancel them.  West Jessamine high school is retiring Jarrod Polson’s jersey before their game against Mercer County.  The ceremony begins at 7 p.m., and the game will tip at 7:30 p.m.

Polson graduated from West Jessamine in 2010, and led the Colts to back-to-back 12th Region Championships in 2009 and 2010. He’s West Jessamine’s all-time leading scorer with 1,884 points and was named First Team All-State.  Jarrod graduated from UK in May 2013 after only three years with a BA in Business Finance, and is currently pursuing a second degree in Marketing.  He was nominated to the AllState Good Works Team, and regularly returns to West Jessamine High and Middle schools to encourage students to do their best academically and be good citizens.  Plus, he’s one hell of a point guard.

Here’s a great compilation of highlights from Jarrod’s career, including his monster game against Maryland last season:

Tickets are $5, a small price to pay to honor Wilmore’s finest.  Word has it Cal will be in the house, too.

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23 Comments for Jarrod Polson’s jersey will be retired tonight at West Jessamine



  1. BoNoseJarrod
    11:24 am January 24, 2014 Permalink

    Big congrats you Jarrod, long time fans appreciate your dedication to the program. Love your effort!!
    GO CATS!!



  2. INCatFan
    11:38 am January 24, 2014 Permalink

    Really great to hear this! He definitely deserves it. It’s obvious with the skill that he has that he could have went to alot of other schools and probably started for them, but he’s living his dream of playing for KY! I personally believe that he should get more playing time than he does and that he should have been starting last season. It’s great getting all the top recruits like Cal does, but there’s something special about watching a player from KY who takes pride in wearing that jersey in a way that kids from other places just can’t. Congrats Jarrod! Thanks for being a CAT!



  3. Raazoul
    11:42 am January 24, 2014 Permalink

    Could not be more proud to be a West Jessamine High Alum! I hope I can make it to the ceremony.



  4. jaws2
    11:53 am January 24, 2014 Permalink

    Congratulations, now go run for office while you’re hot.



  5. James
    11:53 am January 24, 2014 Permalink

    Way to go Jarrod! Can’t wait to see you bust through your number on Senior Day. You’ve earned it.



  6. Chris
    12:07 pm January 24, 2014 Permalink

    Very cool clip. That game was fun to watch. Seems like a great guy!



  7. 2mites
    12:15 pm January 24, 2014 Permalink

    The clip of the Md. game says it all bout Polson. Should have been starter all year at the point. The guy hustles and plays hard all the time. Really proud of a Jess. grad and a Kentucky guy.



  8. Miggity Mike
    12:48 pm January 24, 2014 Permalink

    He looks like Jonathan Taylor Thomas from the “Home Improvement” days.



  9. Jessamine Co. High Alumnus
    12:49 pm January 24, 2014 Permalink

    Did he score more points than Paul Bingham did during his career or are they choosing to ignore the player accomplishments before the name change to W. Jessamine Co. High School? Jarrod’s team that went to the Sweet Sixteen wasn’t the school’s first trip, our team went first in 1990 with Keith Peel, Paul Bingham, Chris Holtman, Kevin Burton and others. Julian Cunningham was the coach…



    • The Professor
      1:23 pm January 24, 2014 Permalink

      Thank you, you have kept the KSR record intact for someone making a negative post on every article. I thought this one would be very difficult but somehow you managed!! Congratulations!!!



    • JCHS vs WJHS (#40)
      4:36 pm January 24, 2014 Permalink

      Actually it wasn’t a name change to be accurate. Jessamine County High School split into West Jessamine and East Jessamine High during the ’96-’97 school year. While West Jessamine High is in the same building as Jessamine County High was in no way is it the same school. If it was just a name change there would still be just 1 High School in the county, and last time I checked there were 2. When the school split the records for Jessamine County High were cemented and can’t ever be changed. Saying that Jarrod is the leading scorer in WJHS history is totally accurate and is in no way a slight to Paul. I understand the sentiment, but in this case you are incorrect (RIP Paul Bingham)



    • JCHS class of 95
      10:31 pm January 24, 2014 Permalink

      Vince Bingham beat Paul’s before Jared while it was still JCHS.



  10. PolsonFan
    12:55 pm January 24, 2014 Permalink

    Because #9, it is WEST Jessamine High School. Jessamine Co High School no longer exists. Congrats to Polson. Very deserving of this honor.



    • BBN
      1:01 pm January 24, 2014 Permalink

      You can’t ignore the history of the school because the name changed. It’s the SAME school.



  11. DEASY
    1:20 pm January 24, 2014 Permalink

    Why he didn’t start all year last year is completely beyond me. He should also play over Hawkins now. Just saying.



    • Melvit
      1:34 pm January 24, 2014 Permalink

      It’s one of Cal’s few problems as a coach and I stress the word few. He plays a potential draft pick freshmen over upperclassmen who have earned playing time. The NBA draft is more important to him.



    • Do whut?
      2:06 pm January 24, 2014 Permalink

      Being an upperclassman doesn’t mean you’ve “earned” playing time. Otherwise walk-ons would become starters. Cal cares about championships. Success in the draft leads to more blue chip recruits which then leads to more wins.



  12. Alex K
    2:18 pm January 24, 2014 Permalink

    The most hype part of this video is how excited Wiltjer is when Polson get the steal and nice reverse lay-in.
    I swear Kyle’s play improved when when Polson was on the floor and they worked to help each other out. It reminds me of how James Young is starting to look for Alex Poythress on the floor for strong finishes.
    makes me wish Randle, WCS, Alex, & Dakari could start trying to get that Erik Daniels & Chuck Hayes type tandem rolling in the post.
    Go CATS! let’s get AZ!



  13. Jerk
    2:42 pm January 24, 2014 Permalink

    He should have chose louisville, at least he could have played and not have been on the bench. Workin his axx off in practice just to watch the “All Americans” play. Hate this Calipari system of the NBA D League, probably wouldn’t be so bad if they were playing well and winning; but you can lose whith anyone on the floor.What happened to everybody gets to play? Hate it for the guys that work hard all week and ride the pine while with 3-4 mins to go up 17 starters are still on the floor until the buzzer sounds.



  14. Bossman
    3:06 pm January 24, 2014 Permalink

    He’s the only good thing to come out of Jessamine County that’s for sure! Well him and Champions and Lone Oak Country Club only good things associated with that place.



  15. BIG FAN
    3:32 pm January 24, 2014 Permalink

    They keep saying Jarrod Polson from Nicholasville, Ky. Well he did go to W.Jessamine High but he is from WILMORE, Ky. He went to Wilmore Elementary School. Very Proud of all that he has done, and all that he will continue to do with his life. Very positive and Very Godly young man.WILMORE IS PROUD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  16. Orange Soda King
    4:09 pm January 24, 2014 Permalink

    Thanks for sharing my video here! 🙂



  17. Luving it.
    4:40 pm January 24, 2014 Permalink

    We could not have a better ambassador to reflector or home county, go young man..