Player Grades: Arizona vs. Florida

Arizona lost to Florida and there was a variety of performances. Read on to see the grades that WildcatAuthority.com is handing out.

The Arizona Wildcats went into overtime with the Florida Gators Wednesday night, but fell short 78-72. With no Josiah Turner at point guard, Arizona went with Nick Johnson as the starting point and players stepped up in a difficult situation.

Here are WildcatAuthority.com's player grades for Arizona vs. Florida:

Jesse Perry: He was aggressive for the entire game and basically was able to match Patric Young. who had a really good game for the Gators. Perry shot 8 of 10 from the field, including making a season's best 3 of 4 from beyond the arc. The 23 points was accompanied by seven rebounds and his energy and determination was very necessary. Without his play, Arizona would have been in a lot more trouble down low.

Grade: A



Kyle Fogg: The matchup with the Florida guards was important and Fogg took it upon himself to be aggressive from the outside, as he shot the ball well. On 7 of 11 shooting and 4 of 6 from three, Fogg finished with 19 points and really played well on both sides of the ball. Arizona wishes it could have got more from him in overtime, but Fogg had a very solid game.

Grade: A



Kevin Parrom: In the first half, Parrom really played his game and it showed, as he scored 11 of his 13 points in the first session. He scored from inside and outside and his energy really helped get the Wildcats the lead at the break. The offense got stagnant in the second half and that was the story for Parrom as well, as he only contributed two more points the rest of the way. He is still working his way back, but could have come up big for the Wildcats with a presence in the second half.

Grade: B



Nick Johnson: The kid has heart, no doubt about it. He never plays the point guard position and was given the reigns on the road against a top 15 team in the country. With it not being his natural position, Johnson struggled a lot throughout the game. The main problem was that he was not able to get the shots he is used to taking. That took away from his offensive game and the turnover late in the second half was costly. Johnson competed and Sean Miller probably couldn't be any more proud of him.

Grade: B-



Brendon Lavender: Lavender logged good minutes for the Wildcats and he mostly was a factor on defense. Arizona needed him to make shots difficult for the Gators' guards and he helped hold Florida's backcourt to 6 of 22 from behind the arc. Lavender contributed with three points as well.

Grade: B



Angelo Chol: Chol is still making his transition into being an elite defender at the college level and while he got two blocks, he didn't do much to slow down the inside attack of the Gators. Rebounding will always be key for him and he grabbed four with one offensive, which gave him his only two points on the game.

Grade: C+



Solomon Hill: The good: Hill grabbed seven rebounds and was tied for a team high along with Perry. He also had great effort on both sides of the ball which helped with the rebounding. The bad: The junior forward really only made one good shot all game and did not could not get into any type of offensive rhythm. Though, his three free-throws at the end of the second half were absolutely huge.

Grade: C-



Jordin Mayes: With no Josiah Turner and Nick Johnson starting as the primary ball handler, you were hoping that Mayes would really step up and have a good game. That did not happen and Mayes was basically a non-factor during the game and shot 0 for 3 with no assists in 13 minutes of play. Mayes has to step up as Arizona needs all of its parts to become the team it really wants to be.

Grade: D-


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