Arizona Wildcats basketball: Parrom in game when it counts

2013-01-01T20:00:00Z Arizona Wildcats basketball: Parrom in game when it countsBy Bruce Pascoe, Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
January 01, 2013 8:00 pm  • 

When asked what it’s like to come off the bench as a senior, Kevin Parrom peered over a nearby Arizona Wildcats stat sheet.

“Let me read the average,” Parrom said Tuesday of his playing time. “I really don’t look into it. I’m looking into it now because you’re making me look.”

Parrom discovered that the minutes’ column next to his name read “21.5” — essentially a starter’s minutes.

Then there was a set of two numbers at the top of the team stat sheet.

Those are the ones Parrom says he cares about the most.

“We’re 12-0, so I have nothing to complain about,” he said. “I’m in the game when it counts. I could care less about starting, as long as I’m in when it counts. As long as I’m contributing that’s all that matters.”

There’s no doubt Parrom is contributing. While the ubiquitous Nick Johnson, box score-filler Solomon Hill and pressure shooter Mark Lyons have received most of the attention during the No. 3 Wildcats’ 12-0 nonconference run, Parrom leads the Wildcats in three-point percentage (47.1), is the team’s fourth-leading rebounder (4.9) at 6 feet 6 inches and has the team’s best assists-turnover ratio (1.7-to-1).

Moreover, as Parrom wishes, he’s in the game when it counts. He was on the floor for the final minutes of the Wildcats’ one-point wins over Florida and San Diego State, making a difference both times.

 

Read this entire article in Wednesday's Arizona Daily Star.

 

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Pac-12 basketball standings

  Conference Overall
Team W L T PCT W L T PCT
Arizona 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Arizona State 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
California 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Colorado 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Oregon 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Oregon State 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Stanford 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
UCLA 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
USC 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Utah 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Washington 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Washington State 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Azusa Pacific at
Washington State
11/7 12:00 am
Cal Poly Pomona at
Arizona
11/9 4:00 pm
Mount St. Mary's at
Arizona
11/14 6:00 pm
Coppin State at
Oregon
11/14 10:00 pm
Detroit at
Oregon
11/17 9:00 pm
Cal-Irvine at
Arizona
11/19 7:00 pm
Oral Roberts at
Oregon State
11/21 7:00 pm
Texas-Pan American at
Utah
11/26 6:00 pm
Northern Colorado at
Colorado
12/13 4:00 pm
Washington State at
Santa Clara
12/13 8:00 pm
Grambling at
Oregon State
12/15 8:00 pm
Grambling at
Washington
12/17 9:00 pm
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