Here are WildcatAuthority.com player grades for Arizona vs. St. John's:
Kyle Fogg: Fogg continues to be that lead by example player that Miller is going to need all season. Whether it was hitting the open jumper in which he shot 3 of 9 overall and 3 of 7 from the three, or dishing the ball out for his game high six assists, Fogg had it going. Defensively he drew the fifth and final foul on Nurideen Lindsey, who was a thorn all night in Arizona's side. Fogg's cool demeanor late helped seal the Arizona victory.
Solomon Hill: In 31 minutes of play, Hill was that versatile player that he is so used to being. He was able to score both inside and out and really helped the Wildcats on the boards. Hill scored a team high 15 points on 4 of 7 shooting including hitting two three point shots and grabbing seven rebounds. Hill also had three assists and really took care of the ball in important situations during the game.
Jesse Perry: Perry essentially played center for Arizona for most of the game and even guarded Moe Harkless on defense. He is another player that just embodies that toughness that Sean Miller wants out of his teams. It was not a perfect game for Perry but he kept fighting and made some key plays down the stretch. The senior had his third double-double of the year, scoring 11 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.
Nick Johnson: It should scare other teams how much cool Johnson has in the big stage. Again, he was faced with a new challenge of being a freshman in the world's most famous arena and took it head on. His three-pointer in the second half with the Wildcats down shows that he is ready for the big time. Johnson finished with 11 points and hit 3 of 5 from downtown. Arizona fans even got to see his first alley-oop courtesy of Josiah Turner.
Jordin Mayes: With the outside barrage going on for Arizona you knew that Mayes would get into the act as well. Mayes hit 2 of 5 from the outside and 3 of 7 overall for 12 points, but what most impressed me is his growth on defense. He continues to progress in that area of the game and has made some late game defensive plays and made one again on Thursday night.
Josiah Turner: Miller pushed him, and Turner responded. What was even more impressive about the freshman on Thursday was that if he made a mistake in the game, he made sure he came back and rectified it on the defensive end. The two steals for points on the other end was important and his defense overall was one of a player that had something to prove. Turner scored eight points on 3 of 6 shooting, had one assist and four turnovers.
Kevin Parrom: This was the game he was waiting for and it started off just as he had planned. Parrom hit two three-pointers early in the first half but could not find his offensive rhythm for the rest of the game. He knew he didn't have it going and instead did a good job on defense by taking charges. Parrom also was second on the team with assists, as he had five.
Angelo Chol: In a year from now, Chol will be able to play 20 plus minutes in a game like this. He was active on the offensive boards and grabbed two and it led to a put back for his only two points of the game. He is comfortable at the five and experience will only come with time.