44 Sam Downey
44 Sam Downey
Height: 6-9
Weight: 230
Year: So.
Hometown: Lake Forest, Ill.
High School: Lake Forest HS
Previous College: Saybrook
Position: F
Major: Undeclared

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.

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:

  • Played in the Four Nations Games throughout China along with teammate, Anthony Dallier, and competed against national teams from China, Australia, and Slovenia
  • 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.

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