Scouting report on Kanter, Vargas

West Jessamine point guard Jarrod Polson has been going to Lexington about two days a week to play pick-up basketball games since deciding to join coach John Calipari's team as a walk-on next season.

West Jessamine point guard Jarrod Polson has been going to Lexington about two days a week to play pick-up basketball games since deciding to join coach John Calipari's team as a walk-on next season.

Saturday he got the opportunity to play with two future teammates — Enes Kanter and Eloy Vargas.

"Kanter was real cool," said Polson Sunday. He was very friendly and stuff. He is a good guy and seemed fluent with the language and everything."

How good did he look on the court?

"As a player, he was dominant. He can shoot outside. I walked into the gym and he was doing a little shooting drill and I didn't see him miss once. They were 3-pointers and long shots, too. Nothing easy," Polson said.

What about his size?

"He looks 6-10, 6-11. He's big and looks pretty strong," Polson said.

He admitted he was not sure who Vargas was when they were playing and didn't find out until later that Vargas eventually committed to UK sometime Saturday.

"Vargas is good, too. I didn't really know who he was. I had not heard of him," Polson said. "But him and Kanter were guarding each other and giving each other good games. They are both good players. I had no idea Vargas was coming, though. He will be a big help."

Could the big guys run the floor?

"You don't really run the floor in pick-up games. They are a little different than real games. But I can see them running. They are hard workers and both are very good players. I think both will be very good next year," Polson said.


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