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 23
pts/g 11.8
fg % 55.9
3pt % 0.0
ft % 66.7
reb/g 6.7
a/g 1.1

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 4 at Cornell
Feb 5 at Cornell W, 78-71
Feb 10 Dartmouth W, 73-64
Feb 11 Harvard L, 75-67
Feb 17 Princeton L, 71-52
Feb 19 Penn L, 71-55
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 23 10
Games started 23 10
Minutes 673 287
Minutes per game 29.3 28.7
FG 114-204 47-74
FG Pct 55.9 63.5
3PT 0-6 0-1
3PT Pct 0.0 0.0
FT 44-66 19-27
FT Pct 66.7 70.4
Off rebounds 57 26
Def rebounds 98 53
Total rebounds 155 79
Rebounds per game 6.7 7.9
Personal fouls 55 20
Disqualifications 0 0
Assists 26 9
Turnovers 28 12
Assist to turnover ratio 0.9 0.8
Steals 15 7
Blocks 9 3
Points 272 113
Points per game 11.8 11.3
Points per 40 min 16.2 15.7
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   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 25 at Dartmouth   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 3 Cornell   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 4 Columbia   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 11 vs. Ivy League Tournament   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 12 vs. Ivy League Tournament   - - - - - - - - -
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   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 25 at Dartmouth   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 3 Cornell   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 4 Columbia   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 11 vs. Ivy League Tournament   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 12 vs. Ivy League Tournament   - - - - - - - - - - - -
  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 23 23 29.3 5.0-8.9 55.9 0.0-0.3 0.0 1.9-2.9 66.7 11.8
Total 85 26 16.6 2.6-4.7 56.2 0.0-0.2 25.0 1.0-1.4 72.4 6.3
  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 23 23 673 114-204 55.9 0-6 0.0 44-66 66.7 272
Total 85 26 1408 223-397 56.2 4-16 25.0 89-123 72.4 539
  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 23 23 29.3 6.8-12.1 55.9 0.0-0.4 0.0 2.6-3.9 66.7 16.2
Total 85 26 16.6 6.3-11.3 56.2 0.1-0.5 25.0 2.5-3.5 72.4 15.3
  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 23 23 29.3 2.5 4.3 6.7 2.4 0.0 1.1 1.2 0.9 0.7 0.4
Total 85 26 16.6 1.4 2.3 3.6 1.6 0.0 0.4 0.6 0.7 0.3 0.2
  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 23 23 673 57 98 155 55 0 26 28 0.9 15 9
Total 85 26 1408 116 194 310 140 1 38 52 0.7 29 21
  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 23 23 29.3 3.4 5.8 9.2 3.3 0.0 1.5 1.7 0.9 0.9 0.5
Total 85 26 16.6 3.3 5.5 8.8 4.0 0.0 1.1 1.5 0.7 0.8 0.6
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 23 23 29.3 5.0-8.9 55.9 0.0-0.3 0.0 1.9-2.9 66.7 11.8
Conference 10 10 28.7 4.7-7.4 63.5 0.0-0.1 0.0 1.9-2.7 70.4 11.3
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 11 11 28.7 4.2-7.3 57.5 0.0-0.5 0.0 1.6-2.8 58.1 10.0
Away 12 12 29.8 5.7-10.3 54.8 0.0-0.1 0.0 2.2-2.9 74.3 13.5
Neutral - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Wins 14 14 28.9 5.1-8.6 60.0 0.0-0.3 0.0 1.9-2.8 66.7 12.1
Losses 9 9 29.9 4.7-9.3 50.0 0.0-0.2 0.0 2.0-3.0 66.7 11.3
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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 6 6 29.8 4.5-6.8 65.9 0.0-0.2 0.0 1.7-2.5 66.7 10.7
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 23 23 673 114-204 55.9 0-6 0.0 44-66 66.7 272
Conference 10 10 287 47-74 63.5 0-1 0.0 19-27 70.4 113
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Home 11 11 316 46-80 57.5 0-5 0.0 18-31 58.1 110
Away 12 12 357 68-124 54.8 0-1 0.0 26-35 74.3 162
Neutral - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Wins 14 14 404 72-120 60.0 0-4 0.0 26-39 66.7 170
Losses 9 9 269 42-84 50.0 0-2 0.0 18-27 66.7 102
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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 6 6 179 27-41 65.9 0-1 0.0 10-15 66.7 64
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 23 23 29.3 6.8-12.1 55.9 0.0-0.4 0.0 2.6-3.9 66.7 16.2
Conference 10 10 28.7 6.6-10.3 63.5 0.0-0.1 0.0 2.6-3.8 70.4 15.7
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 11 11 28.7 5.8-10.1 57.5 0.0-0.6 0.0 2.3-3.9 58.1 13.9
Away 12 12 29.8 7.6-13.9 54.8 0.0-0.1 0.0 2.9-3.9 74.3 18.2
Neutral - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Wins 14 14 28.9 7.1-11.9 60.0 0.0-0.4 0.0 2.6-3.9 66.7 16.8
Losses 9 9 29.9 6.2-12.5 50.0 0.0-0.3 0.0 2.7-4.0 66.7 15.2
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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 6 6 29.8 6.0-9.2 65.9 0.0-0.2 0.0 2.2-3.4 66.7 14.3
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 23 23 29.3 2.5 4.3 6.7 2.4 0.0 1.1 1.2 0.9 0.7 0.4
Conference 10 10 28.7 2.6 5.3 7.9 2.0 0.0 0.9 1.2 0.8 0.7 0.3
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 11 11 28.7 2.5 4.4 6.9 2.4 0.0 1.3 1.2 1.1 0.7 0.5
Away 12 12 29.8 2.4 4.2 6.6 2.4 - 1.0 1.3 0.8 0.6 0.3
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Wins 14 14 28.9 2.2 4.3 6.5 2.4 0.0 1.4 0.9 1.6 0.8 0.4
Losses 9 9 29.9 2.9 4.2 7.1 2.3 0.0 0.8 1.8 0.4 0.4 0.3
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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 6 6 29.8 2.7 4.7 7.3 1.7 0.0 0.8 1.3 0.6 0.8 0.2
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 23 23 673 57 98 155 55 0 26 28 0.9 15 9
Conference 10 10 287 26 53 79 20 0 9 12 0.8 7 3
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 11 11 316 28 48 76 26 0 14 13 1.1 8 5
Away 12 12 357 29 50 79 29 - 12 15 0.8 7 4
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Wins 14 14 404 31 60 91 34 0 19 12 1.6 11 6
Losses 9 9 269 26 38 64 21 0 7 16 0.4 4 3
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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 6 6 179 16 28 44 10 0 5 8 0.6 5 1
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 23 23 29.3 3.4 5.8 9.2 3.3 0.0 1.5 1.7 0.9 0.9 0.5
Conference 10 10 28.7 3.6 7.4 11.0 2.8 0.0 1.3 1.7 0.8 1.0 0.4
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 11 11 28.7 3.5 6.1 9.6 3.3 0.0 1.8 1.6 1.1 1.0 0.6
Away 12 12 29.8 3.2 5.6 8.9 3.2 0.0 1.3 1.7 0.8 0.8 0.4
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Wins 14 14 28.9 3.1 5.9 9.0 3.4 0.0 1.9 1.2 1.6 1.1 0.6
Losses 9 9 29.9 3.9 5.7 9.5 3.1 0.0 1.0 2.4 0.4 0.6 0.4
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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 6 6 29.8 3.6 6.3 9.8 2.2 0.0 1.1 1.8 0.6 1.1 0.2