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Tuesday / April 23.
  • Arizona’s Kevin Parrom Stable After Shooting

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    Arizona junior wing Kevin Parrom is in stable condition after being shot early Saturday morning in The Bronx in an apparent dispute over a woman.

    Parrom was at home visiting his sick mother.

    “It happened at approximately 1:05 Saturday at 1200 Woodycrest Avenue,” a New York Police Department spokesperson who requested anonymity told by phone. “He was shot one time in the right leg. He was taken to Lincoln Hospital in stable condition.

    “He was with a woman and two people came to that location and knocked on the door. They followed him into a bedroom and shot him with a 22-caliber handgun. No one else was in the apartment when he was shot.”

    No arrests were made; the investigation is ongoing.

    “I have been in contact with Kevin and his family throughout the weekend and look forward to his return to Tucson and being back in class this week,” Arizona coach Sean Miller said in a statement. “Our focus is on Kevin’s health right now. Once we have more information, we’ll be able to address his potential return to team activities.”

    “We are aware that Kevin Parrom went home this weekend to visit his mother, who is in the hospital,” Arizona athletic director Greg Byrne said. “While in New York City, he was the victim of a shooting. Rest assured, Kevin’s well being is our primary concern.”

    Parrom, who starred at St. Raymond’s in The Bronx and South Kent (Conn.), did not immediately respond to a text message.

    A second source with knowledge of the incident said the woman’s jealous boyfriend or ex-boyfriend was behind the shooting.

    “[Parrom] had a girl visiting him,” the second source said. “The girl’s jealous boyfriend or ex-boyfriend shows up at Kevin’s house. He brings a dude with him. The dude that’s with him has a gun.

    “Somehow the guys get in the house, words are exchanged. One of the guys pulls out a gun. Kevin grabs the gun, they wrestle for the gun. The guy pulls the trigger, which grazes [Parrom] in the hand. The shooter pulls back and the shot grazes [Parrom] in the leg.”

    The second source added that Parrom would be “OK.”

    Gary Charles, Parrom’s AAU coach with the New York Panthers, told he spoke briefly with Parrom Sunday and that Parrom told him, “I’m good. I’m walking.”

    Former Arizona guard Nic Wise tweeted, “Oh and y’all pray for My man Kevin Parrom too. He going thru it.”

    Parrom averaged 7.6 points and 3.4 rebounds last season for the Wildcats, who reached the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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