Arizona junior forward Kevin Parrom was the victim of a shooting during a trip home to New York City this weekend, the school and police confirmed Sunday. The story was first reported by Adam Zagoria of SNY.tv.
A New York Police Department officer said the shooting followed a dispute that occurred around 1 a.m. Saturday at a residence in the Bronx. Parrom was shot once in the right leg and taken to a local hospital in stable condition after suffering gunshot wounds to his left hand and right knee, Officer Chris Pisano said.
No arrests have been made; the investigation continues.
A native of the Bronx, Parrom went home to visit his mother, who is in the hospital, Arizona athletic director Greg Byrne said in a statement.
"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."
The 6-foot-6 Parrom averaged 7.6 points and 3.4 rebounds as a sophomore, playing in all 38 games for a Wildcats team that won the Pac-10 championship and advanced to the Elite Eight.
Gary Charles, who coached Parrom on a youth travel team, told the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson that Parrom did not go into detail but assured him that the situation was not dire.
"He said: `Don't worry. I'm OK. I can walk. I'm good," Charles told the newspaper. "That was good enough for me."
Diamond Leung covers college basketball for ESPN.com and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.