John Calipari lived up to his word tonight when Kentucky battled South Carolina.
Earlier in the week, the UK head coach said he might throw freshman Jarrod Polson on the court and see how he responds. That's exactly what Calipari did.
Polson's stat line isn't all that different than any other game he's played in this season. He played three minutes, went 0-1 from the field and did not score.
His three minutes tonight were very much different, however.
Calipari trusted Polson enough to put him in the game in the first half when the outcome was still very much in doubt. While his numbers are nothing special, the former West Jessamine star showed that he can be counted on to give the Wildcats minutes without hurting the team.
Polson didn't score, but he also didn't turn the ball over or allow his man to score an easy basket.
If he continues to consistently play well without hurting the team, I think UK fans can expect to see more important minutes from the youthful looking freshman.