Player Grades: Arizona vs. Washington

Arizona had a tough loss against Washington on Saturday. Read on to see how WildcatAuthority.com grades Arizona's individual performances.

Solomon Hill: Hill did not shoot a high percentage, but still finished with 13 points and ten rebounds, four of which came on the offensive end. Washington did a good job of adjusting on Hill, as he completely dominated the Huskies in the first meeting. The positive aspect of Hill's performance is that he continued to be aggressive when Arizona needed him to do exactly that.

It is hard to argue with the idea that Hill is the best player Arizona has right now and the Wildcats will certainly need him to be aggressive this week. Arizona seemed to feed off that against Washington and the coaching staff likely recognizes that as well.

Grade:B



Jesse Perry: Perry seems a little worn down and while it is somewhat of a concern, he continues to fight. Perry went up against a player that is substantially bigger than him, yet was still able to shoot 50 percent from the field. You would like to have seen the rebounding numbers higher, as he only finished with five, but foul trouble also contributed to that a bit.

Sean Miller has called Perry the heart and soul of the team and a big reason why is because Perry continued to put forward his full effort. This is a big week for him and one in which the matchups should be a little easier, so his rebounding numbers are definitely something to keep an eye on.

Grade: B



Nick Johnson: Johnson led Arizona with 20 points, but six of those basically came in garbage time. Johnson is being asked to do a lot right now with the absence of Jordin Mayes and the reality of the situation is that he may not be ready to handle it all. However, the one thing you can't knock is his hustle, as he continually plays hard.

If the Washington game showed us anything about Johnson, it is that he needs to work on his defense. The shooting guard still has a long way before he is considered a good defender and was horrible at times against Washington. He is still a freshman, however, so there is plenty of time remaining for him to improve.

Grade: C



Kyle Fogg: Fogg finished with ten rebounds against Washington State and followed it up with nine against Washington. However, he shot at a low percentage from the field and struggled on defense. While Tony Wroten did not necessarily shoot a high percentage, it seemed like he had an easy time getting in the lane when he wanted to.

Fogg's defense will always be his strength, but his senior leadership is needed in the big games. That is not to say he has disappeared a lot, because he has not. However, Arizona needed a steady guard against Washington and never really got it.

Grade: C



Josiah Turner: While it is true that Turner is a freshman, there is still plenty that he should be able to do. For instance, Turner's defense was awful against Washington and it really cost Arizona. Like Johnson, he absolutely needed to become a better defender, because it seemed like his man got into the lane at will.

On offense, Turner was 1-4 from the field and had as many assists as turnovers. When Turner lets the game come to him, he is much better. However, he seems to run into trouble when he tries to push the pace too much like he did against the Huskies on Saturday.

Grade: D


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