September 27, 2011
In the absence of any updates from Arizona on Kevin Parrom's condition after being shot in the right leg early Saturday morning, here's the surest sign yet that the injuries the junior forward suffered probably aren't too serious.
He's able to joke that he's not in nearly as much pain as he was after the buzzer beater Washington's Isaiah Thomas sank last March to beat Arizona in the championship game of the Pac-10 tournament.
Police said Parrom was in stable condition after an unidentified man shot him following a dispute that occurred around 1 a.m. Saturday at a residence in the Bronx. The New York native returned home this past weekend to visit his mother in the hospital, but he tweeted Monday that he was flying back to Arizona.
Parrom played in all 38 games for an Arizona team that won the Pac-10 and advanced to the Elite Eight last season, averaging 7.6 points and 3.4 rebounds and sinking 41.8 percent of his three-pointers. While he didn't provide any more information about his wounds or how long he might be sidelined, Parrom did express gratitude for the support he has received.
"I thank the lord that im here," he tweeted. "Thank you to everybody who reached out to me showing love i love all of yall for that !!! Now its all about recovering!"