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 12 0 0 1.000
California 0 0 0 0.000 10 1 0 0.909
Washington 0 0 0 0.000 9 0 0 1.000
UCLA 0 0 0 0.000 8 3 0 0.727
Oregon 0 0 0 0.000 7 3 0 0.700
Oregon State 0 0 0 0.000 7 2 0 0.778
Utah 0 0 0 0.000 7 2 0 0.778
Arizona State 0 0 0 0.000 6 4 0 0.600
Stanford 0 0 0 0.000 6 2 0 0.750
Colorado 0 0 0 0.000 6 3 0 0.667
USC 0 0 0 0.000 6 4 0 0.600
Washington State 0 0 0 0.000 4 6 0 0.400

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Eastern Washington at
California
12/19 67-78
Arizona at
UTEP
12/19 60-55
Delaware State at
Oregon
12/20 1:00 pm
Lehigh at
Arizona State
12/20 7:00 pm
Oklahoma at
Washington
12/20 7:00 pm
USC at
Boston College
12/21 2:00 pm
DePaul at
Colorado
12/22 2:30 pm
UC-Santa Barbara at
Oregon
12/22 7:00 pm
Tulane at
Washington
12/22 9:00 pm
Detroit at
Arizona State
12/23 1:00 pm
Stanford at
Texas
12/23 5:00 pm
South Dakota State at
Utah
12/23 7:00 pm
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