Kevin Parrom Re-opens Recruiting

Kevin Parrom, a 6-foot-6, 200-pound shooting guard / small forward from New York City and South Kent School in Conn., has been granted his release from the National Letter of Intent he signed with Xavier this past November.

Kevin Parrom is one of the players whose college plans have taken a drastic curve after the head coach at the school where he signed moved on to another program.

Parrom, who played on the Suburban Team in their 129-120 loss to the City Team in the Regional Game of Saturday's Jordan Brand Classic at Madison Square Garden in NYC, said he's going to take his time.

"I need to take a step back and see what my options are," Parrom said. He's indicated that he'll look at the schools that were on his list before he committed to the Atlantic 10 Conference school -- such as Connecticut, Louisville, Marquette, Pittsburgh, Providence, St. John's, South Carolina and Virginia Tech. "And Arizona too," he added which is where former-XU coach Sean Miller is now coaching.

"I think I'll make a choice in mid-May," the former player for St. Raymond's High School in the Bronx, N.Y. said.

"I'll be looking for a school that likes to get out and run," he added, "but I'm really OK with any offense."

Parrom was disappointed with his playing time tonight, his 16 minutes was second-fewest on the eight-player team, though he did pull down eight rebounds, to go along with two points, three assists and a steal when he had the opportunity.

Scout.com has Parrom as the 18th best small forward, and no. 74 overall, in the class of 2009.

"This game was great," Parrom noted. "I've played with all these guys, some on the same AAU team (the New York Panthers) and we got to meet Michael Jordan (after the players went to the locker rooms following the game)."

"Mostly, I'd like to play in the ACC, the Big East or the A-10," he said. "Probably play the 2-3. It was 3-4 in high school and 1,2 or 3 AAU."

Fortunately the days of going through hoops and over fences to get an NLI release and a waiver to play as a freshman are over. Previously, it was a two-step process, one more after the school said "OK," where the outcome was nebulous. Now once the school holding the NLI says "OK," that's it.


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