Arizona swingman Parrom shot in NY, school says

By the Associated Press | September 26, 2011 | 1:45 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona junior swingman Kevin Parrom was shot this weekend while visiting family in New York, the university said in a statement Sunday.

School officials released a vague statement regarding the situation.

Wildcats coach Sean Miller said he has been in contact with Parrom and looks "forward to his return to Tucson and being back in class this week." Miller added, "Once we have more information, we'll be able to address his potential return to team activities."

The Arizona Daily Star in Tucson reports that one of Parrom's former coaches said the Bronx, N.Y., native is doing well (

Gary Charles, who coached Parrom on a youth travel team, told the Star tonight that Parrom did not go into detail but assured him that the situation was not dire.

"He said, 'Don't worry. I'm OK. I can walk. I'm good,' " Charles said. "That was good enough for me."

Parrom, a 6-foot-6 reserve, averaged 5.5 points and 2.5 rebounds in the NCAA Tournament last season for a Wildcats team that advanced to the Elite Eight.


Information from: Arizona Daily Star,