Arizona forward Kevin Parrom was on his way back to Tucson Monday afternoon following a Saturday morning shooting that put the UA junior in the hospital in New York.
“Flight To Phx … I thank the lord that im here,” Parrom tweeted around 4 p.m. Tucson time on Monday.
Parrom was shot in the right leg Saturday after two men attacked him in his home, an unnamed New York Police Department spokesman told SNY.tv. Parrom was taken to Lincoln Hospital in stable condition.
Friend and former Wildcat teammate Momo Jones, who is now playing at Iona, tweeted Sunday night, “Pray for my bro @kevinparrom3, he’s a tough cookie spoke to him earlier he’s going to be OK!!! Trust and believe that!!! Love you kid!!”
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Derrick Williams, the 2011 NBA Draft’s No. 2 pick, also tweeted at his former Arizona teammate.
“@KevinParrom3 get healthy Lil homie ! I know you good but stay safe bro. Get back soon them UofA bros need ya!”
Parrom was in his native Bronx, New York, visiting his hospitalized mother.