Player Grades: UA vs. ASU

Arizona had a disappointing loss to Arizona State on Sunday. Read on to see how Wildcatauthority.com grades the individual performances.

Brendon Lavender: In his last game against the Sun Devils, Lavender made them pay for leaving him open and showed why he is the league's best shooter. Lavender went 6 of 8 from beyond the three point line and finished with 18 points.

Some bad fouls prevented him from stopping Arizona State's primary players and he had to be subbed in for offense and defense near the end. It would have been special to see him be that all-around player in his last game in his hometown.

Grade: B

Jesse Perry: To his credit, Perry had the most difficult job of anyone out on the court and was not getting much help from his teammates. Having to guard two 7-footers throughout the game is tough, but he still managed to get a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds. They attacked him often and it worked to Arizona State's advantage by opening up the paint.

Grade: B

Kyle Fogg: Fogg was Arizona's best player for much of the game until somewhat late in the game when no one on the roster could get a shot to fall. Fogg was on early and scored a game high 23 points on 7 of 17 shooting from the field and was 7 of 9 from the free throw line. Defensively, all of Arizona's guards had trouble stopping their opponents, but the big thing here was that Arizona needed Fogg's leadership late and it was something that was missing on the court.

Grade: B-

Solomon Hill: The stat line may not give you the whole story with Hill, who made some good things happen, but it just wasn't enough. The junior forward needed to be more of a force inside and really help out Jesse Perry even though Arizona was at a disadvantage in the paint.

Hill was not assertive enough and it meant that the Sun Devils without question dominated the paint. He was 6 of 8 from the field for 16 points, grabbed only three rebounds and had four assists.

Grade: C

Josiah Turner: Finishing at the rim was a major issue for Turner and is a concern going forward. He has to be able to finish strong and he missed a few easy baskets against the Sun Devils. Turner was 1 of 6 from the field for three points and three assists with three turnovers. He had some decent plays on defense, but really couldn't get it going on offense, which hurt Arizona.

Grade: D+

Nick Johnson: It was no doubt a disappointing game for Johnson in his first game at Arizona State. He flat out did not play tough enough, but being the competitor he is, he will learn from this game and this season as a whole. Against the Sun Devils, Johnson scored five points on 1 of 5 shooting and had four turnovers, but did have five rebounds. Johnson has to push himself and in an important game he did not.

Grade: D-


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