Player Grades: Arizona vs. Clemson

Arizona was able to defeat Clemson on Saturday. Read on as WildcatAuthority.com grades the individual performances.

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

Nick Johnson: We all know he is most comfortable playing off of the ball and Saturday proved that once again. Johnson was near automatic going 7 of 9 from the field for 14 points and his only two misses were from deep. The highlight reel got a few new plays as he got two nice dunks, but really impressed people with his weak side block on a Clemson big man.

Grade: A



Solomon Hill: Hill responded from the not so good game at Florida to really being the all-around player Arizona needs him to be. He was the best passer on the floor as he collected six assists to go along with 13 points on 6 of 9 shooting and seven rebounds. He helped dictate the pace of the game, which was in Arizona's favor. His work on the boards is a huge asset and the Wildcats won the rebounding battle 31-26.

Grade: A



Kyle Fogg: He only shot 1 of 6 from the field, but Fogg was pretty solid throughout the game on both sides of the ball. To start, he was all over the glass as he tied Hill with seven rebounds, which was a team high. His on ball defense made Clemson very uncomfortable as it was out of rhythm offensively for much of the game. Fogg did not let the poor shooting stop him from being a presence offensively, as he had four assists.

Grade: B+



Angelo Chol: Chol looks like he is progressing on both sides of the ball. Defense and rebounding are important for Chol and the freshman grabbed four rebounds and helped hold a decent Clemson front court to minimal points. Offensively, Chol was given opportunities to score and he capitalized on a couple plays, scoring five points on 2 of 4 shooting.

Grade: B



Kevin Parrom: In only 12 minutes of play, Parrom perhaps had one of the best exchanges of the night. Parrom chased down a Clemson player who thought he had an easy layup and as the ball came back down the court, Parrom spotted up in the corner and nailed a three. It was his only points of the game, but those energy plays continue to be the calling card of Parrom.

Grade: B-



Jordin Mayes: Mayes got the start after not starting against Florida and came out aggressive, which was good to see. An aggressive Mayes is better for him and Arizona overall. Mayes shot 3 of 6 from the field for seven points, including his first three-point attempt.

Grade: B-



Josiah Turner: In his first game back after the suspension, Turner played with a lot of energy. He probably played too fast as he had five turnovers to only one assist on the great fast break play to Nick Johnson. But the good part of his energy is that he was very active on the boards, grabbing five rebounds, which led to opportunities for Arizona. Turner scored six points on 2 of 4 shooting and had two steals.

Grade: C+



Jesse Perry: The game pace was extremely fast and both teams had a lot of possessions. Arizona won the rebounding battle but Perry had his lowest total on the boards all season. With just two rebounds, Perry just could not find himself in a position to get a lot of rebounds. He also couldn't find anything to work for him offensively as he went 2 of 6 from the field for four points.

Grade: C-


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