Player Grades: UA vs. NMSU

Arizoan was able to defeat New Mexico State on Tuesday due to numerous impressive performances. Read on to see how grades those performances.

On the road in a hostile environment, the Arizona Wildcats fought off a late surge from the Aggies of New Mexico State to win the game 83-76. Arizona is now 5-2 and will return home to face NAU.

Here are's player grades for Arizona vs. New Mexico State:

Nick Johnson: It was his best game as a Wildcat and the freshman even earned his first career start. Sean Miller may not take him out of the starting lineup now as Johnson had a career game. Johnson scored 19 points on 8 of 14 shooting including 2 of 4 from deep. He also added two assists and is becoming one of the marquee players for the Wildcats this season.

Grade: A+

Solomon Hill: When he found himself in foul trouble it was a huge hit to Arizona in the second half. Hill was having a great game and Miller put him back in and trusted him to continue to play hard. He did just that and put up a very characteristic game for him, scoring 12 points on 5 of 8, dishing out a season high seven assists and grabbing six rebounds. His impact, along with Johnson's, was huge for the Wildcats.

Grade: A

Jesse Perry: It seems lonely down in the middle for Perry, but it does not seem to bother him. Perry recorded another double-double as he had 15 points and 12 rebounds. He continues to be tough and while Arizona is still looking for some assistance for him down low, Perry has yet to show that he cannot hold down the fort.

Grade: A

Josiah Turner: Arizona fans were able to see the Josiah Turner that many thought they would see on day one. Turner felt more free against the Aggies and he was able to create a lot easier than in other games. The freshman had three assists, but still had his wild moments as he had four turnovers including a couple late when Arizona was trying to seal the game. Turner shot 3 of 7 from the field for 12 points and he had a career high six rebounds as well.

Grade: B+

Brendon Lavender: Lavender only shot once from the field,as he made a three, but was very active during the game. He looked more confident on Tuesday night and seeing him dive on the floor for loose balls and have more energy is a good sign for the Wildcats. Still would like to see him shoot the ball more.

Grade: B-

Kyle Fogg: Fogg is in bit of a funk right now despite scoring eight points on Tuesday night. The senior guard was just 2 of 6 from the field and defensively was not a big factor. Late in the game is where Arizona really needs him to step up. When the Wildcats could not avoid pressure, the seniors and veterans on the team needed to step up, including Fogg.

Grade: B-

Jordin Mayes: Arizona needed some outside shooting and the sophomore hit 2 of 3 from downtown. However it was not a strong game for Mayes, who had three turnovers to one assist and mainly saw Turner create more, unless he was in foul trouble. Arizona will need Mayes to step up a bit more, as in upcoming games the Wildcats will face some good guards and all hands on deck are needed.

Grade: C+

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