44 Sam Downey
44 Sam Downey
Height: 6-9
Weight: 240
Year: Sr
Hometown: Lake Forest, Ill.
High School: Lake Forest HS
Position: F
Major: Undeclared
Residential College: Saybrook
gp 29
pts/g 11.8
fg % 56.4
3pt % 12.5
ft % 64.8
reb/g 6.9
a/g 1.1

Notes: Shot 56.4 percent from the field in his career, the fourth highest in school history.

2016-17: Honorable mention All-Ivy selection… Finished second in the Ivy League in field goal percentage (.564) and third in rebounding (6.9 rpg.)… Posted four double-doubles… Scored in double figures 20 times, including scoring 20 or more points twice… Led team in rebounding 12 times and in scoring four times… Shot 61.8 percent from the field and averaged 11.3 points and 7.7 rebounds in Ivy games… Shared the team’s Dutch Arnold Most Valuable Player Award with Miye Oni… Named to CoSIDA Academic District 1 team… Academic All-Ivy selection.

2015-16: One of only five players to appear in all 30 games… Made his first career start at Albany… Scored in double figures six times… Had 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting in the victory at Brown… Was 5-of-5 from the field and 6-of-6 from the free throw line for 16 points in the win over NJIT… Scored eight points and grabbed seven rebounds in the NCAA Tournament victory over Baylor… Recipient of the team’s Eggie Miles Free Throw Award after leading team with an .829 free throw percentage.

2014-15: Recipient of the team’s Most Improved Player Award… Appeared in 25 games off the bench… Missed the final three games with an injury… Scored 18 points on 8-of-10 shooting from field in win over Newbury… Had eight points and six rebounds in win over Lafayette… Scored six points and grabbed six rebounds in 15 minutes against Vanderbilt. 

2013-14: Appeared in seven games off the bench… Shot .714 (5-of-7) from the field… Scored four points in six minutes against Mercer.

Off the Court:

  • Studied marketing and statistics of econometrics for six weeks at the London School of Economics
  • Member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity

Before Yale: All-state, all-conference, all-area selection at Lake Forest High School… County all-star and Chicago suburban all-star selection… Averaged 15.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists… Helped Lake Forest to a 4A regional championship… Played for Fundamental U AAU team… AAU teammates included, Steven Cook (Princeton), Andrew McCauliffe (Davidson), Sean O’Brien (Southern Illinois), Brad Zaumseil (Miami, Ohio) and Quinten Payne (Ball State).

Personal: Worked for Open Lands doing environmental work during summers… Son of Karla and Dave Downey… Father rowed crew at Cornell… Grandfather was a basketball player at Lakeland College in Wisconsin.

Notes: Part of the 2014 World Vision Sports USA Select team that travelled to China in May of 2014…The U.S. Select team visited Chongqing, Guangzhou and Liaoning and played in a four-nation tournament against teams from China, Slovenia and Australia. In addition, there were games against Chinese professional teams.

Recent Games
Feb 24 at Harvard L, 77-64
Feb 25 at Dartmouth W, 99-86
Mar 3 Cornell W, 90-63
Mar 4 Columbia W, 75-71
Mar 11 vs. Harvard W, 73-71
Mar 12 vs. Princeton L, 71-59
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 29 14
Games started 29 14
Minutes 833 384
Minutes per game 28.7 27.4
FG 141-250 63-102
FG Pct 56.4 61.8
3PT 1-8 1-3
3PT Pct 12.5 33.3
FT 59-91 31-43
FT Pct 64.8 72.1
Off rebounds 75 38
Def rebounds 125 70
Total rebounds 200 108
Rebounds per game 6.9 7.7
Personal fouls 68 31
Disqualifications 0 0
Assists 33 14
Turnovers 35 18
Assist to turnover ratio 0.9 0.8
Steals 17 7
Blocks 11 4
Points 342 158
Points per game 11.8 11.3
Points per 40 min 16.4 16.5
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Oct 22 Blue Madness   - - - - - - - - -
Nov 13 at Washington W, 98-90 1 37 10-16 62.5 0-0 - 2-3 66.7 22
Nov 17 Lehigh W, 89-81 1 41 7-20 35.0 0-4 0.0 3-4 75.0 17
Nov 20 at Virginia L, 62-38 1 32 2-10 20.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 4
Nov 22 at Pittsburgh L, 75-70 1 37 8-15 53.3 0-0 - 1-2 50.0 17
Nov 26 at Vermont L, 67-65 1 29 5-10 50.0 0-0 - 3-6 50.0 13
Nov 30 at Bryant L, 79-70 1 26 8-9 88.9 0-0 - 0-1 0.0 16
Dec 3 Albany W, 59-55 1 34 2-5 40.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 4
Dec 8 at Sacred Heart W, 66-52 1 21 5-8 62.5 0-0 - 0-0 - 10
Dec 11 Delaware W, 81-63 1 29 2-2 100.0 0-0 - 1-6 16.7 5
Dec 13 Central Connecticut State W, 90-59 1 18 4-6 66.7 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 10
Dec 22 at Temple L, 83-77 1 33 4-11 36.4 0-0 - 7-7 100.0 15
Jan 2 Hartford W, 88-72 1 30 4-11 36.4 0-0 - 6-8 75.0 14
Jan 7 Mitchell W, 102-46 1 19 6-7 85.7 0-0 - 0-0 - 12
Jan 13 at Penn W, 68-60 1 21 1-2 50.0 0-0 - 4-4 100.0 6
Jan 14 at Princeton L, 66-58 1 26 3-10 30.0 0-0 - 1-1 100.0 7
Jan 20 at Brown W, 75-74 1 32 11-16 68.8 0-0 - 4-7 57.1 26
Jan 27 Brown W, 85-75 1 29 5-5 100.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 10
Feb 3 at Columbia W, 87-78 1 33 7-9 77.8 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 16
Feb 4 at Cornell   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 5 at Cornell W, 78-71 1 30 4-8 50.0 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 10
Feb 10 Dartmouth W, 73-64 1 30 4-5 80.0 0-0 - 0-1 0.0 8
Feb 11 Harvard L, 75-67 1 32 6-7 85.7 0-0 - 3-4 75.0 15
Feb 17 Princeton L, 71-52 1 22 3-5 60.0 0-0 - 0-2 0.0 6
Feb 19 Penn L, 71-55 1 32 3-7 42.9 0-1 0.0 3-4 75.0 9
Feb 24 at Harvard L, 77-64 1 31 5-11 45.5 1-1 100.0 4-6 66.7 15
Feb 25 at Dartmouth W, 99-86 1 20 3-4 75.0 0-0 - 4-4 100.0 10
Mar 3 Cornell W, 90-63 1 22 5-7 71.4 0-0 - 1-2 50.0 11
Mar 4 Columbia W, 75-71 1 24 3-6 50.0 0-1 0.0 3-4 75.0 9
Mar 11 vs. Harvard W, 73-71 1 32 6-11 54.5 0-0 - 1-4 25.0 13
Mar 12 vs. Princeton L, 71-59 1 31 5-7 71.4 0-0 - 2-5 40.0 12
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Oct 22 Blue Madness   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 13 at Washington W, 98-90 1 37 3 4 7 1 1 1.0 0 0 2 -
Nov 17 Lehigh W, 89-81 1 41 3 4 7 3 0 - 1 1 4 0
Nov 20 at Virginia L, 62-38 1 32 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 2 -
Nov 22 at Pittsburgh L, 75-70 1 37 2 2 4 0 1 0.0 1 0 3 -
Nov 26 at Vermont L, 67-65 1 29 3 1 4 2 2 1.0 1 0 4 -
Nov 30 at Bryant L, 79-70 1 26 0 3 3 1 4 0.3 0 2 4 -
Dec 3 Albany W, 59-55 1 34 2 3 5 1 3 0.3 2 1 2 -
Dec 8 at Sacred Heart W, 66-52 1 21 1 6 7 1 0 - 2 0 4 -
Dec 11 Delaware W, 81-63 1 29 1 8 9 2 0 - 0 1 2 0
Dec 13 Central Connecticut State W, 90-59 1 18 3 2 5 1 0 - 0 0 4 0
Dec 22 at Temple L, 83-77 1 33 9 8 17 2 2 1.0 1 0 2 -
Jan 2 Hartford W, 88-72 1 30 3 3 6 1 2 0.5 0 0 1 -
Jan 7 Mitchell W, 102-46 1 19 1 1 2 2 0 - 0 0 1 0
Jan 13 at Penn W, 68-60 1 21 1 6 7 2 1 2.0 0 0 4 -
Jan 14 at Princeton L, 66-58 1 26 2 6 8 0 1 0.0 0 0 1 -
Jan 20 at Brown W, 75-74 1 32 5 8 13 1 1 1.0 1 0 1 -
Jan 27 Brown W, 85-75 1 29 2 5 7 1 1 1.0 1 2 4 0
Feb 3 at Columbia W, 87-78 1 33 1 5 6 2 0 - 0 1 1 -
Feb 4 at Cornell   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 5 at Cornell W, 78-71 1 30 2 1 3 0 1 0.0 1 0 1 -
Feb 10 Dartmouth W, 73-64 1 30 3 4 7 1 2 0.5 3 0 3 -
Feb 11 Harvard L, 75-67 1 32 3 11 14 1 3 0.3 1 0 3 0
Feb 17 Princeton L, 71-52 1 22 5 2 7 0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0
Feb 19 Penn L, 71-55 1 32 2 5 7 1 0 - 0 0 2 0
Feb 24 at Harvard L, 77-64 1 31 5 6 11 2 4 0.5 0 0 2 -
Feb 25 at Dartmouth W, 99-86 1 20 1 2 3 0 0 - 0 0 4 -
Mar 3 Cornell W, 90-63 1 22 2 7 9 3 1 3.0 0 1 1 0
Mar 4 Columbia W, 75-71 1 24 4 2 6 0 1 0.0 0 0 4 0
Mar 11 vs. Harvard W, 73-71 1 32 4 6 10 1 1 1.0 2 0 0 -
Mar 12 vs. Princeton L, 71-59 1 31 2 4 6 1 0 - 0 1 2 -
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2013-14 7 - 3.3 0.7-1.0 71.4 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 1.4
2014-15 25 - 11.0 1.5-3.2 48.1 0.0-0.0 - 0.4-0.6 68.8 3.5
2015-16 30 3 14.5 2.2-3.6 61.7 0.1-0.3 40.0 1.1-1.4 82.9 5.7
2016-17 29 29 28.7 4.9-8.6 56.4 0.0-0.3 12.5 2.0-3.1 64.8 11.8
Total 91 32 17.2 2.7-4.9 56.4 0.1-0.2 27.8 1.1-1.6 70.3 6.7
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2013-14 7 - 23 5-7 71.4 0-0 - 0-0 - 10
2014-15 25 - 276 38-79 48.1 0-0 - 11-16 68.8 87
2015-16 30 3 436 66-107 61.7 4-10 40.0 34-41 82.9 170
2016-17 29 29 833 141-250 56.4 1-8 12.5 59-91 64.8 342
Total 91 32 1568 250-443 56.4 5-18 27.8 104-148 70.3 609
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
2013-14 7 - 3.3 8.7-12.2 71.4 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 17.4
2014-15 25 - 11.0 5.5-11.4 48.1 0.0-0.0 - 1.6-2.3 68.8 12.6
2015-16 30 3 14.5 6.1-9.8 61.7 0.4-0.9 40.0 3.1-3.8 82.9 15.6
2016-17 29 29 28.7 6.8-12.0 56.4 0.0-0.4 12.5 2.8-4.4 64.8 16.4
Total 91 32 17.2 6.4-11.3 56.4 0.1-0.5 27.8 2.7-3.8 70.3 15.5
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
2013-14 7 - 3.3 0.3 0.4 0.7 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014-15 25 - 11.0 0.9 1.0 1.9 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.1 0.4 0.2
2015-16 30 3 14.5 1.1 2.3 3.4 1.7 0.0 0.4 0.4 0.9 0.2 0.2
2016-17 29 29 28.7 2.6 4.3 6.9 2.3 0.0 1.1 1.2 0.9 0.6 0.4
Total 91 32 17.2 1.5 2.4 3.9 1.7 0.0 0.5 0.6 0.8 0.3 0.3
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2013-14 7 - 23 2 3 5 1 0 0 1 0.0 0 0
2014-15 25 - 276 23 25 48 34 1 1 11 0.1 9 5
2015-16 30 3 436 34 68 102 50 0 11 12 0.9 5 7
2016-17 29 29 833 75 125 200 68 0 33 35 0.9 17 11
Total 91 32 1568 134 221 355 153 1 45 59 0.8 31 23
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
2013-14 7 - 3.3 3.5 5.2 8.7 1.7 0.0 0.0 1.7 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014-15 25 - 11.0 3.3 3.6 7.0 4.9 0.1 0.1 1.6 0.1 1.3 0.7
2015-16 30 3 14.5 3.1 6.2 9.4 4.6 0.0 1.0 1.1 0.9 0.5 0.6
2016-17 29 29 28.7 3.6 6.0 9.6 3.3 0.0 1.6 1.7 0.9 0.8 0.5
Total 91 32 17.2 3.4 5.6 9.1 3.9 0.0 1.1 1.5 0.8 0.8 0.6
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 29 29 28.7 4.9-8.6 56.4 0.0-0.3 12.5 2.0-3.1 64.8 11.8
Conference 14 14 27.4 4.5-7.3 61.8 0.1-0.2 33.3 2.2-3.1 72.1 11.3
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 13 13 27.8 4.2-7.2 58.1 0.0-0.5 0.0 1.7-2.8 59.5 10.0
Away 14 14 29.1 5.4-9.9 54.7 0.1-0.1 50.0 2.4-3.2 75.6 13.4
Neutral 2 2 31.5 5.5-9.0 61.1 0.0-0.0 - 1.5-4.5 33.3 12.5
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Wins 18 18 27.9 4.9-8.2 60.1 0.0-0.3 0.0 1.9-2.9 66.0 11.8
Losses 11 11 30.1 4.7-9.3 51.0 0.1-0.3 33.3 2.2-3.5 63.2 11.7
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November 6 6 33.7 6.7-13.3 50.0 0.0-0.8 0.0 1.5-2.7 56.3 14.8
December 5 5 27.0 3.4-6.4 53.1 0.0-0.0 - 2.0-3.0 66.7 8.8
January 6 6 26.2 5.0-8.5 58.8 0.0-0.0 - 2.5-3.3 75.0 12.5
February 8 8 28.8 4.4-7.0 62.5 0.1-0.2 50.0 2.2-3.1 72.0 11.1
March 4 4 27.3 4.8-7.8 61.3 0.0-0.2 0.0 1.8-3.8 46.7 11.3
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 29 29 833 141-250 56.4 1-8 12.5 59-91 64.8 342
Conference 14 14 384 63-102 61.8 1-3 33.3 31-43 72.1 158
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Home 13 13 362 54-93 58.1 0-6 0.0 22-37 59.5 130
Away 14 14 408 76-139 54.7 1-2 50.0 34-45 75.6 187
Neutral 2 2 63 11-18 61.1 0-0 - 3-9 33.3 25
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Wins 18 18 502 89-148 60.1 0-5 0.0 35-53 66.0 213
Losses 11 11 331 52-102 51.0 1-3 33.3 24-38 63.2 129
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November 6 6 202 40-80 50.0 0-5 0.0 9-16 56.3 89
December 5 5 135 17-32 53.1 0-0 - 10-15 66.7 44
January 6 6 157 30-51 58.8 0-0 - 15-20 75.0 75
February 8 8 230 35-56 62.5 1-2 50.0 18-25 72.0 89
March 4 4 109 19-31 61.3 0-1 0.0 7-15 46.7 45
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 29 29 28.7 6.8-12.0 56.4 0.0-0.4 12.5 2.8-4.4 64.8 16.4
Conference 14 14 27.4 6.6-10.6 61.8 0.1-0.3 33.3 3.2-4.5 72.1 16.5
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 13 13 27.8 6.0-10.3 58.1 0.0-0.7 0.0 2.4-4.1 59.5 14.4
Away 14 14 29.1 7.5-13.6 54.7 0.1-0.2 50.0 3.3-4.4 75.6 18.3
Neutral 2 2 31.5 7.0-11.4 61.1 0.0-0.0 - 1.9-5.7 33.3 15.9
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Wins 18 18 27.9 7.1-11.8 60.1 0.0-0.4 0.0 2.8-4.2 66.0 17.0
Losses 11 11 30.1 6.3-12.3 51.0 0.1-0.4 33.3 2.9-4.6 63.2 15.6
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November 6 6 33.7 7.9-15.8 50.0 0.0-1.0 0.0 1.8-3.2 56.3 17.6
December 5 5 27.0 5.0-9.5 53.1 0.0-0.0 - 3.0-4.4 66.7 13.0
January 6 6 26.2 7.6-13.0 58.8 0.0-0.0 - 3.8-5.1 75.0 19.1
February 8 8 28.8 6.1-9.7 62.5 0.2-0.3 50.0 3.1-4.3 72.0 15.5
March 4 4 27.3 7.0-11.4 61.3 0.0-0.4 0.0 2.6-5.5 46.7 16.5
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 29 29 28.7 2.6 4.3 6.9 2.3 0.0 1.1 1.2 0.9 0.6 0.4
Conference 14 14 27.4 2.7 5.0 7.7 2.2 0.0 1.0 1.3 0.8 0.5 0.3
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 13 13 27.8 2.6 4.4 7.0 2.4 0.0 1.3 1.2 1.1 0.6 0.5
Away 14 14 29.1 2.5 4.1 6.6 2.5 - 1.0 1.4 0.7 0.5 0.3
Neutral 2 2 31.5 3.0 5.0 8.0 1.0 - 1.0 0.5 2.0 1.0 0.5
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Wins 18 18 27.9 2.3 4.3 6.6 2.4 0.0 1.3 0.8 1.5 0.7 0.4
Losses 11 11 30.1 3.0 4.4 7.4 2.3 0.0 0.9 1.8 0.5 0.4 0.4
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November 6 6 33.7 1.8 2.3 4.2 3.2 0.0 1.2 1.5 0.8 0.5 0.7
December 5 5 27.0 3.2 5.4 8.6 2.8 0.0 1.4 1.0 1.4 1.0 0.4
January 6 6 26.2 2.3 4.8 7.2 2.0 0.0 1.2 1.0 1.2 0.3 0.3
February 8 8 28.8 2.8 4.5 7.3 2.0 0.0 0.9 1.5 0.6 0.6 0.1
March 4 4 27.3 3.0 4.8 7.8 1.8 0.0 1.3 0.8 1.7 0.5 0.5
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 29 29 833 75 125 200 68 0 33 35 0.9 17 11
Conference 14 14 384 38 70 108 31 0 14 18 0.8 7 4
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 13 13 362 34 57 91 31 0 17 15 1.1 8 6
Away 14 14 408 35 58 93 35 - 14 19 0.7 7 4
Neutral 2 2 63 6 10 16 2 - 2 1 2.0 2 1
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Wins 18 18 502 42 77 119 43 0 23 15 1.5 13 7
Losses 11 11 331 33 48 81 25 0 10 20 0.5 4 4
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November 6 6 202 11 14 25 19 0 7 9 0.8 3 4
December 5 5 135 16 27 43 14 0 7 5 1.4 5 2
January 6 6 157 14 29 43 12 0 7 6 1.2 2 2
February 8 8 230 22 36 58 16 0 7 12 0.6 5 1
March 4 4 109 12 19 31 7 0 5 3 1.7 2 2
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 29 29 28.7 3.6 6.0 9.6 3.3 0.0 1.6 1.7 0.9 0.8 0.5
Conference 14 14 27.4 4.0 7.3 11.3 3.2 0.0 1.5 1.9 0.8 0.7 0.4
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 13 13 27.8 3.8 6.3 10.1 3.4 0.0 1.9 1.7 1.1 0.9 0.7
Away 14 14 29.1 3.4 5.7 9.1 3.4 0.0 1.4 1.9 0.7 0.7 0.4
Neutral 2 2 31.5 3.8 6.3 10.2 1.3 0.0 1.3 0.6 2.0 1.3 0.6
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Wins 18 18 27.9 3.3 6.1 9.5 3.4 0.0 1.8 1.2 1.5 1.0 0.6
Losses 11 11 30.1 4.0 5.8 9.8 3.0 0.0 1.2 2.4 0.5 0.5 0.5
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November 6 6 33.7 2.2 2.8 5.0 3.8 0.0 1.4 1.8 0.8 0.6 0.8
December 5 5 27.0 4.7 8.0 12.7 4.1 0.0 2.1 1.5 1.4 1.5 0.6
January 6 6 26.2 3.6 7.4 11.0 3.1 0.0 1.8 1.5 1.2 0.5 0.5
February 8 8 28.8 3.8 6.3 10.1 2.8 0.0 1.2 2.1 0.6 0.9 0.2
March 4 4 27.3 4.4 7.0 11.4 2.6 0.0 1.8 1.1 1.7 0.7 0.7