Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Parrom Paring List
Despite the high school basketball season ending last month, Kevin Parrom is still very busy.
The 6-6 swingman from South Kent (Conn.) was released from his letter of intent to Xavier earlier this month after Musketeers’ head coach Sean Miller accepted the job at Arizona.
Parrom visited Pittsburgh this past weekend, and is set to visit Arizona next weekend.
“It was great,” Parrom said of his visit to Pittsburgh in a phone interview Tuesday evening. “I had a chance to meet some guys and the coaches. The coaching staff was great. It was a good visit.
“There was a sense of family, everybody was together. Also, they win every year, so that’s a plus.”
Parrom will take a visit out to Miller’s new school, Arizona, this upcoming weekend.
“I’m going to check out the atmosphere,” he said when asked what he is looking for when he visits Tucson. “I want to meet the coaching staff and see how it is out there.”
Reports earlier in the week indicated that he was going to potentially visit Rhode Island, Providence and Virginia Tech, but Parrom is unsure.
“I was supposed to visit Rhode Island and Providence on Thursday,” he said. “But I don’t know if I’m going to do it.
“I was planning on visiting Virginia Tech, but the chances are slim of me actually visiting.”
Parrom’s former school, Xavier, is still in the picture but he said he wants to see other schools.
When asked what he is looking for in his college of choice, he said he wants to play immediately and also wants to feel a bond to the players and coaches.
“I’m looking for playing time and the chance to make an instant impact as a freshman,” Parrom said. “Also, I’m looking at the relationships.”
Indicative of his decision to originally sign with a school from a non-power conference, the Atlantic-10, Parrom said that conference affiliation will not a play a role in his decision.
“Conference is not a factor,” he said. “I’m not picking a conference, I’m picking a school. I could care less about the conference.”
As of now, Parrom said he is focused on Pittsburgh and Arizona, his top two schools.
“I plan on making a decision within the next two weeks, probably by the end of next week. I want to try to get it over with; I don’t want it to be a long process.”