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
Utah 6 1 0 0.857 16 3 0 0.842
Arizona 6 1 0 0.857 18 2 0 0.900
Stanford 5 2 0 0.714 14 5 0 0.737
Oregon State 5 2 0 0.714 13 5 0 0.722
Oregon 4 3 0 0.571 14 6 0 0.700
UCLA 3 4 0 0.429 11 9 0 0.550
Colorado 3 4 0 0.429 10 8 0 0.556
Washington 3 4 0 0.429 14 5 0 0.737
Washington State 3 4 0 0.429 9 10 0 0.474
Arizona State 2 5 0 0.286 11 10 0 0.524
California 1 6 0 0.143 11 9 0 0.550
USC 1 6 0 0.143 9 10 0 0.474

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Oregon State at
Arizona State
1/28 6:00 pm
Oregon at
Arizona
1/28 8:00 pm
Stanford at
Washington
1/28 9:00 pm
Colorado at
USC
1/29 7:30 pm
Utah at
UCLA
1/29 8:00 pm
California at
Washington State
1/29 9:00 pm
Oregon at
Arizona State
1/30 6:00 pm
Oregon State at
Arizona
1/30 8:00 pm
Stanford at
Washington State
1/31 6:00 pm
Colorado at
UCLA
1/31 8:30 pm
Utah at
USC
2/1 12:30 pm
California at
Washington
2/1 1:00 pm
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