Here are WildcatAuthority.com's player grades for Arizona vs. Duquesne:
Jesse Perry: Two games to start the season, two straight double-doubles in his career. This is the type of play that Arizona is going to need from him for the majority of the season. Perry scored 11 points 3 of 5 shooting and grabbed 11 boards. Rebounding is about technique but more about heart and Perry has more heart than anyone on the court when it comes to getting the ball for his team.
Jordin Mayes: His three-point stroke is really getting it done for Arizona and it helped the Wildcats pull away from Duquesne late in the second half. The Dukes would leave Mayes open and that proved to be a bad game plan as the sophomore hit 4 of 7 from three and 6 of 10 overall to be the team's leading scorer with 19 points.
Nick Johnson: The freshman exudes confidences, even when his offensive play is not particularly on for the night. He only shot 1 of 5 for the evening but still scored eight points and was 6 of 10 from the line. It was a good game to show Johnson that he cannot go into the lane and just wildly force shots as the defense is waiting for him to make a bad decision. Johnson continues to grow and this was a game that helped him learn the ropes.
Angelo Chol: Chol continued to look comfortable out there on the court in the center position as he came off the bench and gave good minutes. In 21 minutes, Chol scored six points on 3 of 5 shooting and had seven rebounds. The seven rebounds may look good on paper but he must continue to box his opponent out and work harder for rebounds. As a freshman, he definitely has to understand that working early for position will work better for him in the long run.
Brendon Lavender: One of the more confident games we have seen from Lavender in a long time and you could tell because head coach Sean Miller played him in crunch time and Lavender had no turnovers for the entire game. He played with a lot of confidence and drove the ball to the basket, which allowed for his outside game to open up a bit. Lavender was 1 of 2 from deep and finished with seven points, four rebounds, and two assists. Pretty good outing for the senior.
Solomon Hill: Turnovers continue to be a problem for Hill, who had four on the night and needs to be more conscious of what he is doing on the court. Turnovers will cost the team a few games this year and the Wildcats must figure out how they can limit them early in the season. The turnovers were the worst part of the game for Hill, who didn't make a field goal all game (0-3) but shot 7 of 10 from the charity stripe and grabbed nine rebounds, which is important. Arizona is going to need for Hill to not make bad decisions throughout the game.
Kyle Fogg: Fogg started off like he finished in the first game against Valparaiso, but he was not as consistent throughout the game. The senior guard was 2 of 9 from the field and turned the ball over six times. Fogg played the game a little faster than he did in the first game and forced some passes he should not have. He still had seven points and played pretty good defense but he is being counted on this year to produce and must show up even more.
Josiah Turner: The transition in Miller's system seems to be a bit more difficult for the freshman, who is still trying to figure out how not to go so fast in his mind than what his body wants to do. He had three turnovers and three assists in Wednesday's game against Duquesne but did not look comfortable or confident in his own game. At the end of the half, when he did not slow the ball down and turned the ball over, it was an obvious sign of him not being comfortable.