- Aug 26, 2011
->Indeed, when Polley announced his intention to return to UConn, it came with the caveat that he would test the waters of the NBA Draft and professional basketball. “I just wanted feedback,” he said. “I knew I wasn’t gonna get drafted. I knew I could probably play overseas somewhere, but I really wasn’t ready. I needed to show more and improve more what I can do on the court in college. Going pro, I knew wasn’t an option this year.”
Neither was transferring to another school, though he had some suitors. Florida, Texas A&M and some other SEC schools were interested in the Miramar, Fla. product.
“I never worried he’d transfer to another college,” Polley’s mom, Kim Rogers, said. “I think him testing the waters was the only other option he would consider. He was flattered that other people were taking an interest in him, but he never really flirted with the idea of leaving UConn. If he was gonna leave UConn, it was going to be for the NBA or professional (basketball).”
Not that transferring wasn’t slightly tempting.
“To say it didn’t cross my mind, I’d be lying,” Polley confessed. “I was thinking a fresh start would be good. But at the end of the day, being here for four years, I know the coaching staff and the system and the school in and out. And I love UConn. I really bleed blue. So, I really couldn’t leave.” <-