Arizona basketball: Redshirt unlikely as Parrom progresses

Junior forward might be back for Wildcats' 2 games in New York
2011-10-23T00:00:00Z 2014-07-24T10:19:13Z Arizona basketball: Redshirt unlikely as Parrom progressesBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
October 23, 2011 12:00 am  • 

Arizona junior forward Kevin Parrom has an outside chance of returning home to New York again next month - and playing basketball for the Wildcats this time.

Parrom, who is recovering from a gunshot wound in his right leg suffered Sept. 24 at his father's home in the Bronx, went through some pregame warmups before Saturday's Red-Blue Game.

Although Parrom did not play in the scrimmage, Miller indicated he could return as early as mid-November, "hopefully between our fourth game, fifth or sixth." The Wildcats are scheduled to play their fourth and fifth games at the 2K Sports Classic at Madison Square Garden on Nov.17 and 18.

"At one point we talked about redshirting him, but that's looking less and less likely because he continues to make weekly progress," Miller said. "We don't anticipate him being ready for the beginning of the season, but we do anticipate him joining us down the road. That could be as early as mid November, late November, early December, and if we go past mid-December, he would have to take a major step back."

Miller said Parrom has been participating only in shooting drills with the Wildcats in practice so far while continuing to rehabilitate. Parrom initially had no feeling below his right knee, and he still has a combination of nerve, tissue and muscle damage.

"Some of it is out of his control, just returning feeling," Miller said. "And some of it is really in his control, trying to strengthen where he's at."

Parrom was greeted warmly before the game by the 14,601 fans at McKale Center, and although he was unavailable for comment afterward, Miller indicated it made a difference. Parrom is also coping with the death of his mother, Lisa Williams, to cancer last week.

"I'm sure it meant a lot," Miller said. "He's leaving (today) for his mother's funeral, which is hard on anybody but especially with what he's been going through. He's going to be in New York through Wednesday and moving on, hopefully, to brighter and better things."

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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
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
Delaware State at
Oregon
12/20 1:00 pm
Oklahoma at
Washington
12/20 7:00 pm
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