Kevin Parrom: Arizona Wildcats Basketball Standout Victim of NYC Shooting

Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistSeptember 26, 2011

TULSA, OK - MARCH 20:  Kevin Parrom #3 of the Arizona Wildcats grabs his ankle after an injury during the third round game against the Texas Longhorns in the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at BOK Center on March 20, 2011 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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The Arizona Wildcats offseason just got more tumultuous than anyone expected with the news that their sixth man, Kevin Parrom, was shot in his hometown of New York City.

Authorities and school officials are saying Parrom was in NYC to visit his ill mother when the incident happened around 1 a.m. Saturday.

While the extents of his injuries are still very cloudy, officials are saying Parrom has been able to walk around and should be out of the hospital soon.

Inside Hoops is reported the severity of the student’s injuries and how it happened:

A New York Police Department officer said the shooting followed a dispute that occurred around 1 a.m. Saturday at a residence in the Bronx. Parrom was shot once in the right leg and taken to a local hospital in stable condition after suffering gunshot wounds to his left hand and right knee, Officer Chris Pisano said.

The details around this situation are still very sketchy, but the fact that it was 1 a.m. and there was a gun involved shows just how serious this situation is.

Parrom may not have been a starter for the Arizona Wildcats, but his presence off the bench gave the team an advantage in depth against almost every team in the country.

At 6’6”, Parrom has become a jack-of-all-trades for Arizona over the last season, and his .418 three-point percentage, .508 field-goal percentage, 3.4 rebounds per game and 7.6 points a game makes him a threat in any position on the court.

The Wildcats are hoping Parrom is better by the time the season kicks off so the junior can help Arizona get back to the Elite Eight for consecutive years.



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