Player Grades: Arizona vs. Oakland

Arizona had a variety of impressive performances on Tuesday night. Read on to see WildcatAuthority.com's individual grades.

Solomon Hill: For Hill, this was basically the perfect game as he shot 8-10 from the field and grabbed 11 rebounds. It is not a surprise to see Hill bounce back after playing poorly against Gonzaga and make no mistake about it, this is the type of player that will benefit Arizona every night. If Hill can have a similar performance each game, even with less scoring, Arizona will be a much better team because of it.

Grade: A+



Kyle Fogg: Fogg has had two solid offensive games in a row, as he scored 17 points on 5-9 shooting in addition to adding six rebounds. It is not a coincidence that Arizona as a whole is better when Fogg is contributing even a little offensively, as he definitely has the tools to do it. Fogg is not going to score 17 points every night, but if he can attack the glass like he did on Tuesday and play strong defense, he will be considered a success.

Grade: A



Nick Johnson: Johnson shot less than 50 percent from the field, but added six assists and four rebounds to his seven points. We continue to say Johnson is better off the ball, but he put up the numbers of a point guard on Tuesday and finished with a 2:1 turnover/assist ratio. Johnson is going to have games in which he scores more points, but the type of game he had on Tuesday is just as effective.

Grade: B+



Jesse Perry: Perry had his second average game in a row in terms of rebounding, as he finished with four. However, Perry also scored 13 points and held Oakland's best big man in Corey Petros to more fouls than rebounds. Perry more than held his own against a solid player who is bigger than him and it showed in Arizona outrebounding Oakland 39-28.

Grade: B



Jordin Mayes: Mayes played in a similar fashion to the game against Gonzaga, as he finished with eight points and hit a three. We grade players based on their abilities and right now Mayes is accomplishing exactly what he is supposed to. Mayes may not fill up the stat sheet, but he is getting his job done and deserves credit for it.

Grade: B-



Josiah Turner: Turner had more assists than turnovers and even though he only had three assists, it is still a big step for the freshman point guard. In reality, Arizona does not need a ton more for Turner, as he ran the offense well and pushed the pace on Tuesday. Sean Miller needed a point guard that would not get out of control when Oakland pushed the ball and tried to dictate the pace and he got just that with Turner.

Grade: B-




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