Player Grades: Arizona vs. Bryant

Arizona easily defeated Bryant on Thursday night. Read on to see individual grades for the victory.

Brendon Lavender: Arizona has been waiting for this type of game, or at least something similar, for a while now. Lavender's strength is hitting threes and playing defense, something he excelled at against Bryant. In 11 minutes, Lavender went 6-8 from behind the arc for 18 points in what has to be the best effort of his career. Not only did the shots go in, but it got the crowd more involved and killed any momentum Bryant was trying to get at the time.

Grade: A+



Jesse Perry: Perry had an almost perfect game as well, as he finished 7-8 from the field for 16 points and added ten rebounds. The competition obviously was not very good, but Perry finally got back into the double digit rebounds and added three assists with no turnovers as well. It was nice to see Perry's points coming close to the basket, as he recognized the complete mismatches.

Grade: A+



Josiah Turner: Turner played 19 minutes and was able to get five assists, but the bigger statistic is that he did so without turning the ball over. It is difficult to read too much into it because of the competition level, but the hope is that Turner's effort can carry over into Pac-12 play. It will be interesting to see if Turner can use this game as momentum against Arizona State.

Grade: A



Kevin Parrom: Parrom finished with 11 points, five rebounds, and three assists, which is a stat line he is capable of putting up almost every night. He played 17 minutes and hit all five of his free throw attempts as well, giving the team extra energy throughout. Again, we have to keep competition in mind, but it was nice to see Parrom stay involved for an extended period of time.

Grade: A



Kyle Fogg: Fogg scored 11 points in 23 minutes and, like a lot of his teammates, did not turn the ball over. He did not need to be an offensive machine against Bryant and he knew his role and played it very well. It may go unnoticed so far this season, but that is something that Fogg has been doing nearly every game, as he does not have to score a ton of points to be effective.

Grade: A



Solomon Hill: Hill took 14 shot attempts and made six, finishing with 13 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and no turnovers. When Hill is aggressive, he may actually be an underrated player this season. The problem is that he is not always aggressive, however, it seems that the Gonzaga performance may have woken him up a bit. These are the types of stats that Hill should be able to put up every night.

Grade: A



Angelo Chol: Chol did not have huge stats, but he played well on defense and had a major impact in the paint. Frankly, besides rebound, that is really all Arizona needs him to do. Chol deserves credit for showing improvement and it will be interesting to see if he can do it against the better competition he will inevitably face.

Grade: B+



Nick Johnson: Going into the game against Bryant, we figured that Johnson was going to put up some big numbers. In reality, he finished with six points, three assists, and three rebounds and did not have a huge factor on the game. However, Johnson did not play poorly and to expect him to dominate every night would be unrealistic. He did just fine against Bryant and considering the performances of his teammates, did not need to be more aggressive.

Grade: B



Jordin Mayes: It is almost like a broken record, but what you see with Mayes is what you get. He took four shot attempts and three of them were from behind the arc, as he made two. As long as Mayes does not turn the ball over and hits his shots, he will be just fine.

Grade: B


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