Arizona's Parrom has solid return after ordeal

Associated Press  |  Last updated November 14, 2011
Kevin Parrom lost his grandmother this summer and was shot twice while visiting his mother a few weeks before she died. The Arizona swingman made a surprising return from his ordeal on Sunday, playing 18 minutes in the 15th-ranked Wildcats' 73-63 win over Ball State. Parrom was shot in the left hand and right knee in New York on Sept. 24 while visiting his ailing mother. She died a few weeks later after a long battle with breast cancer. The 6-foot-6 junior made a quick recovery from his injuries and had a solid return, scoring six points with four rebounds and two assists against Ball State. He'll make a bittersweet homecoming Thursday, when Arizona plays St. John's at Madison Square Garden.
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