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Former Kentucky guard Jarrod Polson may write a book about his college career

Jun 14, 2014, 11:20 PM EDT

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In recent years there haven’t been many players who have spent a full four years in the Kentucky basketball program, due in large part to the skill level of the players recruited by John Calipari and his coaching staff. However one exception to that is recently graduated guard Jarrod Polson, who along with Jon Hood was one of two seniors on the team that reached the national title game.

College provides a high number of experiences and that can likely be said for Polson, who saw a lot of talent wear a Kentucky jersey during his four seasons in Lexington. Those experiences result in entertaining stories, and according to the Central Kentucky News Polson is considering writing a book about his time as a Wildcat.

One factor in the decision-making process was former Wildcat Jeff Sheppard, who wrote a book about his experiences playing on two (1996 and 1998) national champion teams. Sheppard won Most Outstanding Player honors at the Final Four in 1998.

While Polson had many tell him he should write a book, he was not sure until Sheppard, the Final Four MVP in UK’s 1998 national championship season, told him he should also.

“He wrote one and recommended I do it,” Polson said. “I feel like I learned a lot and may as well do it. There are some very good behind the scene stories I can share. I am hoping to share stories that people do not know about and a lot of personal experiences that I have been through. I don’t think there has really been a book like that since coach (John) Calipari has been here. Twany (Beckham) wrote a book, but it was about his life and not that much about UK. It will be interesting to see how it goes.”

Hard to envision Polson’s book matching one such as Jim Bouton’s “Ball Four” when it comes to controversial details (and yes, Bouton wrote the book himself), but this would likely be an interesting read for Kentucky fans who cheered on he and his teammates over the last four years.

  1. vols84 - Jun 15, 2014 at 1:00 AM

    No one in that team will read it

  2. abobc - Jun 15, 2014 at 8:05 AM

    Duly noted, Mr or Ms Dazzling Brilliance. Several hundred thousand will, however, and one writes letters to small groups…not books.

  3. surly1n1nd1anapol1s - Jun 15, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Could be mistaken but didn’t Bouton write the book? This will be another sanitized memoir.

  4. kaspauf - Jun 16, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    Rashad McCants will edit it for him.

  5. tic1042014 - Aug 13, 2014 at 1:55 AM

    Kentucky, the University and Coach that has almost ruined College Basketball all by themselves. Now it’s been going on for a while and other teams and kids are doing it. They’ve figured out that they can play after one year in college, now they’re going to skip school all together and play over seas. That’s when I’m sure Calipari will go to the pros and Coach.
    Maybe I’m wrong.

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