Arizona freshman wing Kevin Parrom will not play tonight at Cal or Saturday at Stanford because of pain in his foot.
An Arizona athletic department spokesperson told the Arizona Daily Star that Parrom’s post-game incident with Arizona State’s Derek Glasser on Sunday is not the reason he will sit out the games.
Parrom missed the first 10 games this season with a stress fracture in his left foot, and UA media relations director Richard Paige said he is being held out of this weekend’s games as a precaution.
Parrom, who averages 4.5 points and 4.3 rebounds and has started nine games, initiated contact with ASU’s Glasser as the game ended Sunday, prompting Wildcats coach Sean Miller to send him to the locker room while the teams were shaking hands. Miller told the Daily Star earlier this week that the issue would be handled “in-house” and that he spoke with Parrom about the situation.
Either forward Solomon Hill or guard MoMo Jones is expected to replace Parrom in the starting lineup tonight.