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In a bizarre story out of the Bronx, New York, Kevin Parrom (a wing player for the University of Arizona men’s basketbal l team) was reportedly shot at approximately 1:00 A.M. Saturday morning.
University of Arizona athletic director Greg Byrne indicated that Parrom had returned to New York for the weekend to visit his mother, who is in the hospital.
The always trustworthy “unnamed second source with knowledge of the situation” was quoted by Zagsblog.com saying:
“[Parrom] had a girl visiting him,” the second source said. “The girl’s jealous boyfriend or ex-boyfriend shows up at Kevin’s house. He brings a dude with him. The dude that’s with him has a gun…Somehow the guys get in the house, words are exchanged. One of the guys pulls out a gun. Kevin grabs the gun, they wrestle for the gun. The guy pulls the trigger, which grazes [Parrom] in the hand. The shooter pulls back and the shot grazes [Parrom] in the leg.”
Coach Sean Miller released the following statement in response:
“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. 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.”
Despite playing largely in the shadow of Derrick Williams (who went on to become the #2 overall pick in the draft), Parrom became a fan favorite, and the embodiment of Sean Miller’s slogan “No Easy Buckets” – For an example check out his layup-saving foul on Ty Abbot below.
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