Arizona Wildcats basketball: Parrom won't seek fifth year

2013-04-10T16:59:00Z 2013-04-10T17:43:23Z Arizona Wildcats basketball: Parrom won't seek fifth yearBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
April 10, 2013 4:59 pm  • 

Kevin Parrom's Arizona Wildcats career is officially over.

Parrom said via Twitter that he has decided not to apply for a hardship waiver that might have granted him a fifth year of eligibility.



The waiver request would have been an extreme long shot because Parrom played in too many games to come close to meeting normal NCAA medical hardship rules.

UA's best chance at a waiver would have been to lump in the foot injuries he suffered as a freshman and junior, plus the gunshot wound that kept him out early in the 2011-12 season.

The Wildcats could have also argued that they played Parrom in 2011-12 for mental health reasons, since coach Sean Miller said having Parrom sit out that season after being shot and losing his mother would have been difficult.

The recent commitment from Aaron Gordon, who may play both power and small forward, also lessened the need to have Parrom back. In the wing spots Parrom would have played, the Wildcats have Nick Johnson, Jordin Mayes, Gordon and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson.

Parrom was not invited to the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, a predraft camp this week in Virginia, but was listed as an alternate for it.

On his Twitter page, Parrom also said he enjoyed his time at UA and that Miller will have an "amazing team" next season.

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