Arizona Wildcats Set Back After Kevin Parrom’s Season Ending Injuryby Clair Wyant on Jan. 29, 2012, under Basketball, University of Arizona
Arizona Wildcats junior forward/guard, Kevin Parrom, season ending injury puts the team in a major set back.
Two best players, on the court, are Solomon Hill and Kyle Fogg. Emotionally, it’s Kevin Parrom.
Arizona’s mental game elevated when Parrom was on the court, only to see his on-court production elevate.
Parrom did not return to the floor in the second half of Arizona’s 69-67 loss to Washington, as his foot was getting examined. He returned to the Arizona bench midway thorough the second half, wearing a boot.
Head coach, Sean Miller, spoke about Parrom’s impact in the game against Washington.
“Not having him available for the second half was kind of the same look we’ve had prior to him coming back and our margin for error is razor thin without him, that’s for sure,” Miller said.
Parrom scored 7 points, dished out 2 assists, 3 rebounds, no turnovers and steals in the 10 minutes he played in the first half.
“For him to go down, it’s a big part of our team. It kind of sucked not having him earlier in the season. Lately, it was breakout time and to see him go down like that really took a toll on our team,” Arizona forward, Solomon Hill said.
The player’s point of view, which is arguably the most important view to look at in a student-athlete, is one to feel sorry for.
The last six months Parrom has gone through is the worst most people will ever go through, with the passing of his grandmother and mother and getting shot in the leg.
Basketball was his refuge, and it’s been taken away from him temporarily. He will come back next year stronger then ever, and will lead him the rest of his life.
A game is a game. College is a learning experience, win or loose on the court.
As far as the team is concerned, post-season play is looking bleaker then ever, but it isn’t over till it’s over!
Remember when fans were looking forward to basketball season during the football season? These same fans now are looking forward to the next football season.