Player Grades: Arizona vs. Colorado

Arizona lost to Colorado on Saturday. Read on to see the individual grades for Arizona's loss.

Jesse Perry: Perry had a major challenge going up against a solid rebounding team in Colorado and he more than held his own, finishing with 10 boards, four of which came on the offensive glass. In addition, Perry scored 20 points and shot a solid 8-11 from the free throw line. It was nice to see Perry answer the challenge and skepticism and Arizona is hoping he can turn Saturday's performance into something more consistent.

Geade: A



Solomon Hill: Hill had ten points and ten rebounds in another solid effort. He was 4-7 from the field and basically put together the type of performance that we expect from him. The main issue with his performance against Colorado, however, was that he shot 25 percent from the free throw line. On the season, he is only shooting 72 percent and last year he hit 78 percent of his attempts. Arizona did not lose this game because of Hill, but it is frustrating to think that even if he hits 50 percent from the line, it could be a completely different game.

Grade: B



Josiah Turner: We aren't going to sit here and say that Turner was spectacular, but he did enough for Arizona to succeed. Turner finished with three assists to one turnover and added five rebounds as well. The nine points is solid, especially considering that Turner really is not much of a scorer. If he can develop a more consistent jump shot, Turner is going to be much more valuable, but he is still showing improvement.

Grade: B



Kyle Fogg: Fogg only hit 3-12 from the field, but he finished with 16 points because of his ability to get to the line. Unfortunately, a missed free throw last cost Arizona and, in similar fashion to Hill, that made free throw would have likely changed the game dramatically or at least had the potential to. We have mentioned before that Fogg has yet to put together two consistent offensive performances and the Colorado game certainly did nothing to change that.

Grade: C



Kevin Parrom: Parrom had an average game, which in reality is not a terrible thing. He finished with six points and five rebounds, but also did not turn the ball over and had two assists. This was a good road trip for Parrom and it will be interesting to see if he can match that performance in McKale this week.

Grade: C



Nick Johnson: Just when you thought Johnson might bounce back, he has a poor game against Colorado. Johnson finished with two points and four rebounds, as he only shot 1-5 from the field. Arizona absolutely needs Johnson to play well in order to succeed and that is a ton of pressure on a freshman. However, even if Johnson is not playing excellent basketball, we see little reason why he should not be playing better than this.

Grade: D



Jordin Mayes: Mayes was right on the cusp of our minutes played requirement, as he had 14. In those 14 minutes, Mayes shot 0-5 and failed to get in the box score in any other statistical category. We know some may say that we are picking on Mayes and we certainly do not want it to appear that way. However, he absolutely needs to step it up and he would likely admit that same.

Grade: F


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