It didn't really matter what position Kevin Parrom played last weekend at the Rumble in the Bronx because the local product dominated the competition just about anywhere he stood on the floor.
The 6-foot-6, 185-pound forward was one of the toughest players to defend in the tournament because of his versatility as an inside-outside threat. Known more as a power player in high school, Parrom showed his strength as a wing forward.
He drilled three after three and was one of the elite rebounders in the tournament field for his New York Panthers team.
"That has always been the assessment on my game. At St. Raymond's I had to play the four because we just didn't have much size," Parrom said. "I felt like I just had to be a basketball player for my team to win but I've always known that I'm a wing player."
With one more month of AAU basketball ahead of him, Parrom said he is feeling the elder statesman on the circuit.
"Time flies by, man," Parrom said. "I remember being [at Fordham] as a 15 and under player at the Rumble. Now here I am for the last time. Time flies by. It's weird but I'm ready for the next challenge. My motivation is high for the July period. This is it. This is the last time. I want to play the best that I can."
He is and was last weekend. Parrom said he'll focus on his heated recruitment once the summer is over. Xavier, St. John's, Rutgers, Pittsburgh, South Carolina, Marquette, Miami, Clemson, Providence and Rhode Island are in the mix.
"I took an unofficial to Rutgers about a month ago and an unofficial to Xavier just recently and they were both really good. They were good visits," Parrom said. "I love both of those schools and when I narrow it down in August, I'll look at them."
Parrom said he wants to see Miami's campus as well as Clemson and Marquette on June 26. He'll see Buzz Williams's program with long time teammate and friend Omari Lawrence.
"I'll narrow it down this summer and I should have a decision before September when I go to South Kent," Parrom said. "[The school I pick] has to have a good program and a great education program, too. I'll think about that more in August. Right now I'm just worried about playing basketball."