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Arizona Player Grades: Arizona vs Long Beach St.

Grading the players and the team for the Arizona vs Long Beach St basketball game


Another win for the Cats always feels good. This one had a lot more ups than the previous two games. We came out hot, and kept the lead throughout. At times we let them come a little too close, but in the end we flexed our muscles and put them away. I will be honest though it was tough to watch this game and Monday Night football at the same time, however thank goodness for being able to watch the Pac-12 network on the internet.

Now time for some grades

Team Grade: B The hot start and strong finish were very good signs. However, we have to be careful not to have too many dry spells throughout the game.

B Ashley: A Ashley had a great start, and was strong throughout. They kept comparing him to Derrick Williams, but I'm not ready to go there yet. I personally dislike comparing someone to a player who just recently left, instead I prefer to compare players to those who are much older so that we don't get too picky on what we expect. He had 20 points and 10 rebounds for a very solid double double. The most impressive stats though were his 6-6 shooting from the field and 8-9 free throws.

Solomon Hill: C+ We didn't really need Hill in this game to be special, and he really wasn't. He packed the stats with 15 points 4 assists and 6 boards, however I expect him to shoot better than 2-8 from the floor and 0-5 from behind the arc.

Kaleb Tarczewski: B+ Tarc's stats weren't amazing, but he did fill up a lot of areas. 7 points 4 blocks, 2 steals, and 5 rebounds. His biggest impact though came without stats. On the offensive end they were so worried about Tarc down low they allowed plenty of driving lanes.

Mark Lyons: C- He wasn't horrible, but he didn't really do anything this game either. Only 4 points on 1-2 shooting, and only 3 assists. As a PG if you only have 4 points you better have around 10 assists.

Nick Johnson: B Nick decided to be aggressive and stocked up some okay stats. He had 12 points, 3 steals, 5 assists, and 1 rebound. That is the sort of stat line I would love from nick all year. However, he did get knocked a little bit for only going 5-13 from the field. He needs to be a bit more efficient.

Gabe York: B Honestly I think I was watching the 49ers kill the Bears everytime York touched the ball because I barely remember him out there, yet it says he played 12 minutes. He did have 5 points on 2-3 shooting though, so I'll give him a decent grade for that.

Kevin Parrom: A 5-5 from the 3pt arc for 15 points. Enough said.

Jordin Mayes: B- Much better game from Jordin. He finally looked a bit more comfortable and finished with 6 points 1 assists and 1 rebound in 15 mins. He shot 3-4 which always makes me happy, but I would like to see him get a few more assists.

Angelo Chol: C didn't seem to make much of a difference in the game. (another MNF casualty)

Grant Jerrett: C- I am starting to expect a lot more our of Jerrett, but only shooting 2-7 from the field for 5 points just wont cut it for someone of his skill level. On the bright side he was 1-1 from behind the arc.

Alright everyone, I can't wait till the next game. Feel free to tell me how far off I am on my grades :)