The mother of Arizona Wildcats basketball player Kevin Parrom has died after fighting cancer for more than two years.
Parrom wrote this on his Twitter page Sunday night: “I Love You Momma! You Dont Have To Deal With No More Pain And Now You Can Watch Ya Baby Boy Make You Proud From Up Above. Love You Ma ! RIP”
Coach Sean Miller released a statement through the sports information office Sunday night:
“Today, Lisa Williams, Kevin Parrom’s mom, passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with Kevin and his family at this most difficult time.
“I have never been around a young person who has dealt with more hardship in such a short period of time than Kevin.
“I ask all Arizona Wildcat fans to join us on Saturday, October 22nd at 2pm at our annual Red Blue game to be there when we introduce Kevin Parrom as a part of our 2011-12 team.
“He will rely on all of us here in Tucson for support in moving forward.”
Parrom was home in the Bronx, N.Y., last month to visit his mother when he was shot Sept. 24 at his father’s apartment, sustaining injuries to his left hand and right leg. Parrom’s status for the season is up in the air as he rehabs the leg injury.
He also has had to deal with the recent death of a grandmother.