Here are WildcatAuthority.com's player grades for Arizona vs. San Diego State:
Solomon Hill: Hill had a lot of energy throughout the game and was a big part in how Arizona kept the game close in the first half. He grabbed four rebounds in the first half and started the break to get some transition points. Hill was in foul trouble for much of the game, which he has to avoid, but scored 12 points on 4 of 16 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds overall.
Josiah Turner: It was one of the better games of the season for Turner, but he still is taking those steps toward being the complete player. He scored a season high 10 points on 4 of 9 shooting and dished the ball pretty well. Getting into the lane is where he does his best work and he made the Aztec defense really work. Defense is still a slight issue as he let his man go by him a few times and didn't get his hand in shooters faces.
Jesse Perry: He is a workhorse down in the paint and to his credit he is the only inside player Arizona has offensively. Perry needs to make sure that he is not forcing shots and forcing the issue because he is the only option down inside. He is still working hard on the boards, grabbing 11 for the game, but has to stay out of foul trouble as well.
Nick Johnson: Stats wise Johnson had a stereotypical game and that is good in the eyes of the coaches. However, the freshman guard needs to avoid getting bad turnovers and he had four of them against San Diego State. Other plays he made that weren't listed as turnovers still were not good plays or were bad shots and that will be another step in his development. Johnson had 10 points and seven rebounds.
Kevin Parrom: Parrom's conditioning is still getting to where it needed to be and this was a game that the Wildcats' needed their fearless leader. He only shot 1 of 5 for the game and 1 of 4 from deep. He couldn't really get anything to go offensively and only had three rebounds on top of that. Parrom will get there and he will use games like this to see where he wants to be.
Angelo Chol: The energy he has on the court is a good sign, but in 19 minutes of play against a team with not a lot of size, he did not rebound the ball very well. Chol only had one rebound and that is an area that he definitely needs to help the Wildcats out with.
Kyle Fogg: This was a game that you thought Fogg would come up big in. The senior guard usually has big plays when the rest of his teammates do not, but could not come up with and magic on Wednesday night. Fogg was 2 of 6 for five points and missed both of his two three-point attempts. In addition, Fogg had no assists , which he usually leads the team in.
Jordin Mayes: Not a great performance from the point guard and you could tell because he was not even comfortable shooting the ball. 1 of 6 from the game and 0 of 2 from deep and while he had two steals, Mayes did not really have much of a positive impact on the game. Mayes is a great shooter and seeing him not comfortable shooting throughout the game was a big reason that Arizona shot so poorly from deep.