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Arizona Wildcats’ Kevin Parrom shot in the Bronx; reports are he is ‘good’

Arizona junior Kevin Parrom is one of the key players for the 2011-12 team. Photo by Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

Arizona Wildcats junior basketball player Kevin Parrom was shot this weekend while home in the Bronx visiting his mother, according to a statement from athletic director Greg Byrne.

The story was first reported by Adam Zagoria of zagsblog.com. He reported that Parrom was shot in the right leg early Saturday morning “in an apparent dispute over a woman.”

Parrom initially was in stable condition, according to Zagoria’s story, although the extent of the injuries in regard to his basketball status is not known.

“I have been in contact with Kevin and his family throughout the weekend and look forward to his return to Tucson and being back in class this week,” Arizona coach Sean Miller said in a statement.

“Our focus is on Kevin’s health right now. Once we have more information, we’ll be able to address his potential return to team activities.”

Parrom’s former travel-ball coach, Gary Charles, told Zagoria that Parrom told him, “I’m good. I’m walking.” The Arizona Daily Star’s Bruce Pascoe reported a similar conversation in an interview with Charles.

Said Byrne in a statement: “We are aware that Kevin Parrom went home this weekend to visit his mother, who is in the hospital. While in New York City, he was the victim of a shooting. Rest assured, Kevin’s well being is our primary concern.”

Parrom, a 6-foot-6 wing, averaged 7.6 points and 3.4 rebounds last season, averaging 20.1 minutes per game, mostly as a reserve. He shot 50.8 percent from the field (100 of 197) and 41.8 percent from 3-point range (38 of 91).

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