44 Sam Downey
44 Sam Downey
Height: 6-9
Weight: 230
Year: Jr
Hometown: Lake Forest, Ill.
High School: Lake Forest HS
Previous College: Saybrook
Position: F
Major: Undeclared
gp 30
pts/g 5.7
fg % 61.7
3pt % 40.0
ft % 82.9
reb/g 3.4
a/g 0.4

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 26 Harvard W, 59-50
Feb 27 Dartmouth W, 76-71
Mar 4 at Cornell W, 88-64
Mar 5 at Columbia W, 71-55
Mar 17 vs. Baylor W, 79-75
Mar 19 vs. Duke L, 71-64
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 30 14
Games started 3 -
Minutes 436 183
Minutes per game 14.5 13.1
FG 66-107 31-49
FG Pct 61.7 63.3
3PT 4-10 0-3
3PT Pct 40.0 0.0
FT 34-41 10-12
FT Pct 82.9 83.3
Off rebounds 34 11
Def rebounds 68 28
Total rebounds 102 39
Rebounds per game 3.4 2.8
Personal fouls 50 24
Disqualifications 0 0
Assists 11 6
Turnovers 12 4
Assist to turnover ratio 0.9 1.5
Steals 5 1
Blocks 7 2
Points 170 72
Points per game 5.7 5.1
Points per 40 min 15.6 15.7
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 13 vs. Fairfield W, 70-57 - 20 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 2-4 50.0 2
Nov 16 Sacred Heart W, 99-77 - 14 0-3 0.0 0-0 - 4-4 100.0 4
Nov 19 at Lehigh W, 79-67 - 17 3-5 60.0 1-1 100.0 0-0 - 7
Nov 22 at SMU L, 71-69 - 15 2-3 66.7 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 4
Nov 25 at Duke L, 80-61 - 9 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Nov 29 at Albany L, 88-54 1 18 0-2 0.0 0-0 - 5-6 83.3 5
Dec 2 Bryant W, 79-40 1 21 5-5 100.0 0-0 - 6-6 100.0 16
Dec 5 Vermont W, 72-54 - 15 2-2 100.0 0-0 - 1-2 50.0 5
Dec 9 at Illinois L, 69-65 - 13 3-3 100.0 1-1 100.0 0-1 0.0 7
Dec 13 at Southern California L, 68-56 - 13 1-3 33.3 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 2
Dec 30 at Central Connecticut State W, 62-42 - 14 4-7 57.1 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 10
Jan 2 at Hartford W, 88-53 - 14 2-3 66.7 0-0 - 0-0 - 4
Jan 6 New Jersey Inst. of Technology W, 83-65 - 25 6-7 85.7 1-1 100.0 2-2 100.0 15
Jan 8 Daniel Webster W, 94-53 1 19 2-6 33.3 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 4
Jan 16 Brown W, 77-68 - 18 0-2 0.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Jan 22 at Brown W, 90-66 - 19 8-11 72.7 0-1 0.0 2-3 66.7 18
Jan 29 Penn W, 81-58 - 17 3-4 75.0 0-1 0.0 1-1 100.0 7
Jan 30 Princeton W, 79-75 - 10 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Feb 5 Columbia W, 86-72 - 11 0-1 0.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 0
Feb 6 Cornell W, 83-52 - 14 5-7 71.4 0-0 - 0-0 - 10
Feb 12 at Dartmouth W, 75-65 - 8 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Feb 13 at Harvard W, 67-55 - 22 3-6 50.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 6
Feb 19 at Princeton L, 75-63 - 9 1-1 100.0 0-0 - 4-4 100.0 6
Feb 20 at Penn W, 79-58 - 15 4-5 80.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 8
Feb 26 Harvard W, 59-50 - 11 2-2 100.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 4
Feb 27 Dartmouth W, 76-71 - 6 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 1-2 50.0 1
Mar 4 at Cornell W, 88-64 - 13 4-5 80.0 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 10
Mar 5 at Columbia W, 71-55 - 10 1-4 25.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 2
Mar 17 vs. Baylor W, 79-75 - 16 3-5 60.0 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 8
Mar 19 vs. Duke L, 71-64 - 10 2-2 100.0 1-1 100.0 0-0 - 5
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 13 vs. Fairfield W, 70-57 - 20 2 4 6 0 1 0.0 0 0 1 -
Nov 16 Sacred Heart W, 99-77 - 14 2 1 3 0 1 0.0 0 0 1 0
Nov 19 at Lehigh W, 79-67 - 17 2 2 4 1 0 - 0 1 3 -
Nov 22 at SMU L, 71-69 - 15 1 1 2 0 1 0.0 1 0 2 -
Nov 25 at Duke L, 80-61 - 9 0 1 1 1 0 - 0 0 2 -
Nov 29 at Albany L, 88-54 1 18 4 1 5 0 1 0.0 1 2 4 -
Dec 2 Bryant W, 79-40 1 21 1 6 7 1 0 - 1 0 0 0
Dec 5 Vermont W, 72-54 - 15 0 5 5 0 0 - 0 0 2 0
Dec 9 at Illinois L, 69-65 - 13 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 -
Dec 13 at Southern California L, 68-56 - 13 0 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 1 -
Dec 30 at Central Connecticut State W, 62-42 - 14 2 2 4 0 1 0.0 1 0 2 -
Jan 2 at Hartford W, 88-53 - 14 2 3 5 0 1 0.0 0 0 2 -
Jan 6 New Jersey Inst. of Technology W, 83-65 - 25 2 2 4 1 0 - 0 0 1 -
Jan 8 Daniel Webster W, 94-53 1 19 4 4 8 0 2 0.0 0 1 2 -
Jan 16 Brown W, 77-68 - 18 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 -
Jan 22 at Brown W, 90-66 - 19 1 4 5 2 0 - 1 0 3 -
Jan 29 Penn W, 81-58 - 17 2 1 3 0 1 0.0 0 0 2 -
Jan 30 Princeton W, 79-75 - 10 0 2 2 2 1 2.0 0 0 1 0
Feb 5 Columbia W, 86-72 - 11 0 2 2 0 0 - 0 0 1 -
Feb 6 Cornell W, 83-52 - 14 3 5 8 1 0 - 0 0 1 0
Feb 12 at Dartmouth W, 75-65 - 8 0 1 1 1 0 - 0 0 2 -
Feb 13 at Harvard W, 67-55 - 22 0 6 6 0 0 - 0 0 3 -
Feb 19 at Princeton L, 75-63 - 9 1 2 3 0 0 - 0 0 0 -
Feb 20 at Penn W, 79-58 - 15 1 3 4 0 0 - 0 0 1 -
Feb 26 Harvard W, 59-50 - 11 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 2 -
Feb 27 Dartmouth W, 76-71 - 6 1 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 1 4 -
Mar 4 at Cornell W, 88-64 - 13 1 1 2 0 1 0.0 0 1 2 -
Mar 5 at Columbia W, 71-55 - 10 1 1 2 0 0 - 0 0 1 -
Mar 17 vs. Baylor W, 79-75 - 16 1 6 7 1 0 - 0 0 2 -
Mar 19 vs. Duke L, 71-64 - 10 0 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 -
  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 30 3 14.5 2.2-3.6 61.7 0.1-0.3 40.0 1.1-1.4 82.9 5.7
Conference 14 - 13.1 2.2-3.5 63.3 0.0-0.2 0.0 0.7-0.9 83.3 5.1
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 12 2 15.1 2.1-3.3 62.5 0.1-0.3 25.0 1.2-1.4 88.2 5.5
Away 15 1 13.9 2.4-3.9 61.0 0.1-0.3 40.0 1.0-1.2 83.3 5.9
Neutral 3 - 15.3 1.7-2.7 62.5 0.3-0.3 100.0 1.3-2.0 66.7 5.0
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Wins 23 2 15.2 2.5-4.0 62.0 0.1-0.3 33.3 1.1-1.3 83.3 6.1
Losses 7 1 12.4 1.3-2.1 60.0 0.3-0.6 50.0 1.3-1.6 81.8 4.1
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November 6 1 15.5 0.8-2.5 33.3 0.2-0.3 50.0 1.8-2.3 78.6 3.7
December 5 1 15.2 3.0-4.0 75.0 0.2-0.4 50.0 1.8-2.2 81.8 8.0
January 7 1 17.4 3.0-4.7 63.6 0.1-0.6 25.0 0.7-0.9 83.3 6.9
February 8 - 12.0 1.9-2.9 65.2 0.0-0.1 0.0 0.6-0.8 83.3 4.4
March 4 - 12.3 2.5-4.0 62.5 0.2-0.2 100.0 1.0-1.0 100.0 6.3
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 30 3 436 66-107 61.7 4-10 40.0 34-41 82.9 170
Conference 14 - 183 31-49 63.3 0-3 0.0 10-12 83.3 72
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Home 12 2 181 25-40 62.5 1-4 25.0 15-17 88.2 66
Away 15 1 209 36-59 61.0 2-5 40.0 15-18 83.3 89
Neutral 3 - 46 5-8 62.5 1-1 100.0 4-6 66.7 15
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Wins 23 2 349 57-92 62.0 2-6 33.3 25-30 83.3 141
Losses 7 1 87 9-15 60.0 2-4 50.0 9-11 81.8 29
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November 6 1 93 5-15 33.3 1-2 50.0 11-14 78.6 22
December 5 1 76 15-20 75.0 1-2 50.0 9-11 81.8 40
January 7 1 122 21-33 63.6 1-4 25.0 5-6 83.3 48
February 8 - 96 15-23 65.2 0-1 0.0 5-6 83.3 35
March 4 - 49 10-16 62.5 1-1 100.0 4-4 100.0 25
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 30 3 14.5 6.1-9.8 61.7 0.4-0.9 40.0 3.1-3.8 82.9 15.6
Conference 14 - 13.1 6.8-10.7 63.3 0.0-0.7 0.0 2.2-2.6 83.3 15.7
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 12 2 15.1 5.5-8.8 62.5 0.2-0.9 25.0 3.3-3.8 88.2 14.6
Away 15 1 13.9 6.9-11.3 61.0 0.4-1.0 40.0 2.9-3.4 83.3 17.0
Neutral 3 - 15.3 4.3-7.0 62.5 0.9-0.9 100.0 3.5-5.2 66.7 13.0
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Wins 23 2 15.2 6.5-10.5 62.0 0.2-0.7 33.3 2.9-3.4 83.3 16.2
Losses 7 1 12.4 4.1-6.9 60.0 0.9-1.8 50.0 4.1-5.1 81.8 13.3
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November 6 1 15.5 2.2-6.5 33.3 0.4-0.9 50.0 4.7-6.0 78.6 9.5
December 5 1 15.2 7.9-10.5 75.0 0.5-1.1 50.0 4.7-5.8 81.8 21.1
January 7 1 17.4 6.9-10.8 63.6 0.3-1.3 25.0 1.6-2.0 83.3 15.7
February 8 - 12.0 6.2-9.6 65.2 0.0-0.4 0.0 2.1-2.5 83.3 14.6
March 4 - 12.3 8.2-13.1 62.5 0.8-0.8 100.0 3.3-3.3 100.0 20.4
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 30 3 14.5 1.1 2.3 3.4 1.7 0.0 0.4 0.4 0.9 0.2 0.2
Conference 14 - 13.1 0.8 2.0 2.8 1.7 0.0 0.4 0.3 1.5 0.1 0.1
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 12 2 15.1 1.3 2.3 3.6 1.5 0.0 0.4 0.5 0.8 0.1 0.2
Away 15 1 13.9 1.1 1.9 3.0 1.9 - 0.3 0.3 1.0 0.3 0.3
Neutral 3 - 15.3 1.0 3.7 4.7 1.0 - 0.3 0.3 1.0 0.0 0.0
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Wins 23 2 15.2 1.2 2.7 3.9 1.7 0.0 0.4 0.4 1.0 0.1 0.2
Losses 7 1 12.4 0.9 1.0 1.9 1.4 - 0.1 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.4
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November 6 1 15.5 1.8 1.7 3.5 2.2 0.0 0.3 0.7 0.5 0.3 0.5
December 5 1 15.2 0.6 2.8 3.4 1.2 0.0 0.2 0.2 1.0 0.4 0.2
January 7 1 17.4 1.6 2.3 3.9 1.7 0.0 0.7 0.7 1.0 0.1 0.1
February 8 - 12.0 0.8 2.4 3.1 1.8 0.0 0.3 0.1 2.0 0.0 0.1
March 4 - 12.3 0.8 2.3 3.0 1.3 - 0.3 0.3 1.0 0.0 0.3
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 30 3 436 34 68 102 50 0 11 12 0.9 5 7
Conference 14 - 183 11 28 39 24 0 6 4 1.5 1 2
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 12 2 181 15 28 43 18 0 5 6 0.8 1 2
Away 15 1 209 16 29 45 29 - 5 5 1.0 4 5
Neutral 3 - 46 3 11 14 3 - 1 1 1.0 0 0
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Wins 23 2 349 28 61 89 40 0 10 10 1.0 3 4
Losses 7 1 87 6 7 13 10 - 1 2 0.5 2 3
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November 6 1 93 11 10 21 13 0 2 4 0.5 2 3
December 5 1 76 3 14 17 6 0 1 1 1.0 2 1
January 7 1 122 11 16 27 12 0 5 5 1.0 1 1
February 8 - 96 6 19 25 14 0 2 1 2.0 0 1
March 4 - 49 3 9 12 5 - 1 1 1.0 0 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 30 3 14.5 3.1 6.2 9.4 4.6 0.0 1.0 1.1 0.9 0.5 0.6
Conference 14 - 13.1 2.4 6.1 8.5 5.2 0.0 1.3 0.9 1.5 0.2 0.4
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 12 2 15.1 3.3 6.2 9.5 4.0 0.0 1.1 1.3 0.8 0.2 0.4
Away 15 1 13.9 3.1 5.6 8.6 5.6 0.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.8 1.0
Neutral 3 - 15.3 2.6 9.6 12.2 2.6 0.0 0.9 0.9 1.0 0.0 0.0
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Wins 23 2 15.2 3.2 7.0 10.2 4.6 0.0 1.1 1.1 1.0 0.3 0.5
Losses 7 1 12.4 2.8 3.2 6.0 4.6 0.0 0.5 0.9 0.5 0.9 1.4
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November 6 1 15.5 4.7 4.3 9.0 5.6 0.0 0.9 1.7 0.5 0.9 1.3
December 5 1 15.2 1.6 7.4 8.9 3.2 0.0 0.5 0.5 1.0 1.1 0.5
January 7 1 17.4 3.6 5.2 8.9 3.9 0.0 1.6 1.6 1.0 0.3 0.3
February 8 - 12.0 2.5 7.9 10.4 5.8 0.0 0.8 0.4 2.0 0.0 0.4
March 4 - 12.3 2.4 7.3 9.8 4.1 0.0 0.8 0.8 1.0 0.0 0.8