45 Nicola Akele
45 Nicola Akele
Height: 6-8
Weight: 215
Year: SO
Hometown: Treviso, Italy
High School: IMG Academy
Position: F
Major: Kinesiology
gp 35
pts/g 2.9
fg % 49.3
3pt % 40.7
ft % 78.3
reb/g 2.4
a/g 0.9

2015-16 (Freshman):

  • Added eight points (3-5 FG; 2-4 3FG) off the bench to go with two boards and two blocks vs. UMass
  • Scored eight points (3-5 FG; 2-3 3FG), grabbed three boards and blocked a shot at Davidson
  • Was perfect from the floor (6-6 FG; 2-2 3FG; 1-1 FT) to go with four boards in 35 minutes at La Salle.
  • Named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week (Jan. 3)
  • Made 3-of-5 3-pointers, scoring nine points to go with four rebounds and two assists vs. Saint Louis
  • Earned the start at Brown and had seven points (3-5 FG), two steals, a rebound and an assist in 29 min.
  • Grabbed five rebounds to go with three points at ODU
  • Set season-highs with four boards and four points in 14 minutes of play vs. Iona
  • Tied his season-high with four rebounds vs. Houston
  • Knocked down a 3-pointer and grabbed three boards vs. Rider
  • Scored three points, grabbed two rebounds and notched a steal in 13 minutes vs. Cleveland State
  • Played 10 minutes vs. American in his collegiate debut, tallying two points, four boards and a block.

At IMG Academy:

  • Prepped at IMG Academy, which ranked #2 in the nation in 2014-15 by Next Up Recruits.
    IMG was 23-4 overall and advanced to the National Prep School Championship against Brewster Academy
  • Ranked as the 20th best player - and the 6th-best small forward - among all preps according to FloridaHoops.com.
  • Originally from Treviso, Italy, spent the summer of 2015 with Italy’s Under-20 National Team in the FIBA European Championship
  • Averaged 5.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists, and 1.3 steals in nine games for Italy, as the team finished in 10th place overall
  • He also played with Italy's U-16 and U-18 National teams
  • Played as an amateur for Reyer Valencia club in the Italian Serie A league

Personal

  • Nicola Akele was born Nov. 7, 1995
  • Son of Sylvie and Pierrot Akele
  • Enjoys listening to music, watching movies, and going for walks in his free time
  • Lists his favorite teams as the Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA), New York Giants (NFL), and Paris St-Germain in soccer
Recent Games
Mar 4 Davidson W, 73-70
Mar 10 vs. St. Bonaventure W, 74-63
Mar 11 vs. Davidson W, 84-60
Mar 12 vs. VCU W, 70-63
Mar 17 vs. Creighton W, 84-72
Mar 19 vs. Oregon L, 75-72
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 35 18
Games started - -
Minutes 443 200
Minutes per game 12.7 11.1
FG 37-75 19-39
FG Pct 49.3 48.7
3PT 11-27 4-12
3PT Pct 40.7 33.3
FT 18-23 13-17
FT Pct 78.3 76.5
Off rebounds 27 12
Def rebounds 56 32
Total rebounds 83 44
Rebounds per game 2.4 2.4
Personal fouls 62 29
Disqualifications 0 0
Assists 30 15
Turnovers 14 5
Assist to turnover ratio 2.1 3.0
Steals 16 10
Blocks 14 8
Points 103 55
Points per game 2.9 3.1
Points per 40 min 9.3 11.0
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 11 Dartmouth W, 84-61 - 17 3-3 100.0 1-1 100.0 2-2 100.0 9
Nov 14 Marist W, 107-65 - 16 1-2 50.0 1-1 100.0 0-0 - 3
Nov 16 Brown W, 79-72 - 14 1-2 50.0 1-1 100.0 1-2 50.0 4
Nov 19 vs. #24 Cincinnati W, 76-71 - 7 1-2 50.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 2
Nov 20 vs. Duke L, 75-65 - 14 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Nov 25 Belmont W, 82-73 - 12 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Nov 29 at Valparaiso L, 65-62 - 8 2-5 40.0 1-3 33.3 0-0 - 5
Dec 3 at Providence L, 63-60 - 22 2-4 50.0 1-1 100.0 0-0 - 5
Dec 6 Old Dominion W, 51-39 - 22 2-5 40.0 1-3 33.3 0-0 - 5
Dec 10 at Houston L, 82-77 - 16 0-1 0.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 0
Dec 18 Holy Cross W, 65-54 - 29 4-4 100.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 8
Dec 22 William & Mary W, 73-62 - 20 1-3 33.3 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 2
Dec 30 at Saint Louis W, 90-56 - 16 0-2 0.0 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 2
Jan 3 Saint Joseph's W, 88-58 - 21 2-3 66.7 1-2 50.0 0-0 - 5
Jan 6 at Dayton L, 67-64 - 9 1-2 50.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 2
Jan 12 La Salle L, 87-75 - 15 2-4 50.0 0-1 0.0 0-2 0.0 4
Jan 15 Massachusetts W, 79-77 - 12 1-1 100.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 2
Jan 21 at Duquesne W, 90-69 - 7 0-2 0.0 0-1 0.0 2-2 100.0 2
Jan 25 at Richmond L, 73-62 - 8 1-3 33.3 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 2
Jan 28 St. Bonaventure W, 71-59 - 12 1-2 50.0 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 4
Jan 31 George Washington W, 82-70 - 17 2-2 100.0 1-1 100.0 0-0 - 5
Feb 3 at Davidson W, 70-59 - 7 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Feb 7 at Massachusetts W, 70-62 - 18 5-7 71.4 1-2 50.0 1-2 50.0 12
Feb 10 Dayton L, 75-74 - 7 1-1 100.0 0-0 - 1-1 100.0 3
Feb 15 Fordham L, 53-43 - 9 0-3 0.0 0-2 0.0 0-0 - 0
Feb 18 at George Mason W, 77-74 - 15 1-1 100.0 0-0 - 3-4 75.0 5
Feb 21 at La Salle W, 67-56 - 9 0-2 0.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 0
Feb 25 VCU W, 69-59 - 2 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Mar 1 at Saint Joseph's W, 68-49 - 11 2-3 66.7 1-1 100.0 2-2 100.0 7
Mar 4 Davidson W, 73-70 - 5 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Mar 10 vs. St. Bonaventure W, 74-63 - 5 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Mar 11 vs. Davidson W, 84-60 - 21 1-2 50.0 1-1 100.0 2-2 100.0 5
Mar 12 vs. VCU W, 70-63 - 9 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Mar 17 vs. Creighton W, 84-72 - 5 0-1 0.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 0
Mar 19 vs. Oregon L, 75-72 - 6 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 11 Dartmouth W, 84-61 - 17 1 2 3 0 0 - 1 1 2 -
Nov 14 Marist W, 107-65 - 16 2 1 3 1 0 - 1 0 0 -
Nov 16 Brown W, 79-72 - 14 0 1 1 1 0 - 1 1 2 0
Nov 19 vs. #24 Cincinnati W, 76-71 - 7 0 0 0 2 0 - 0 0 1 -
Nov 20 vs. Duke L, 75-65 - 14 1 3 4 1 0 - 0 0 1 -
Nov 25 Belmont W, 82-73 - 12 0 2 2 2 0 - 0 0 2 0
Nov 29 at Valparaiso L, 65-62 - 8 1 1 2 1 0 - 0 0 3 -
Dec 3 at Providence L, 63-60 - 22 2 2 4 1 1 1.0 0 1 4 -
Dec 6 Old Dominion W, 51-39 - 22 2 2 4 1 1 1.0 0 2 1 0
Dec 10 at Houston L, 82-77 - 16 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 2 -
Dec 18 Holy Cross W, 65-54 - 29 4 2 6 0 2 0.0 2 0 3 0
Dec 22 William & Mary W, 73-62 - 20 0 2 2 1 0 - 1 0 3 0
Dec 30 at Saint Louis W, 90-56 - 16 0 3 3 0 1 0.0 2 2 3 -
Jan 3 Saint Joseph's W, 88-58 - 21 1 2 3 2 0 - 0 1 0 0
Jan 6 at Dayton L, 67-64 - 9 0 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 1 -
Jan 12 La Salle L, 87-75 - 15 2 2 4 2 0 - 1 0 3 0
Jan 15 Massachusetts W, 79-77 - 12 0 5 5 0 0 - 0 1 2 0
Jan 21 at Duquesne W, 90-69 - 7 1 1 2 1 0 - 1 0 1 -
Jan 25 at Richmond L, 73-62 - 8 1 2 3 0 1 0.0 0 1 1 -
Jan 28 St. Bonaventure W, 71-59 - 12 2 2 4 1 0 - 0 0 1 -
Jan 31 George Washington W, 82-70 - 17 2 2 4 2 0 - 0 0 1 0
Feb 3 at Davidson W, 70-59 - 7 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 3 -
Feb 7 at Massachusetts W, 70-62 - 18 3 3 6 3 0 - 3 0 3 -
Feb 10 Dayton L, 75-74 - 7 0 0 0 1 0 - 1 0 1 -
Feb 15 Fordham L, 53-43 - 9 0 3 3 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 -
Feb 18 at George Mason W, 77-74 - 15 0 2 2 0 0 - 1 1 3 -
Feb 21 at La Salle W, 67-56 - 9 0 3 3 1 0 - 0 1 2 -
Feb 25 VCU W, 69-59 - 2 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 -
Mar 1 at Saint Joseph's W, 68-49 - 11 0 1 1 1 1 1.0 1 1 3 -
Mar 4 Davidson W, 73-70 - 5 0 0 0 1 0 - 0 0 1 -
Mar 10 vs. St. Bonaventure W, 74-63 - 5 0 1 1 0 2 0.0 0 0 0 -
Mar 11 vs. Davidson W, 84-60 - 21 1 3 4 4 0 - 0 1 3 -
Mar 12 vs. VCU W, 70-63 - 9 1 2 3 0 1 0.0 0 0 1 -
Mar 17 vs. Creighton W, 84-72 - 5 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 2 -
Mar 19 vs. Oregon L, 75-72 - 6 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 3 0
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2015-16 32 6 13.6 1.1-2.4 45.5 0.4-1.1 41.2 0.2-0.6 27.8 2.8
2016-17 35 - 12.7 1.1-2.1 49.3 0.3-0.8 40.7 0.5-0.7 78.3 2.9
2017-18 29 - 8.6 0.9-1.9 46.4 0.1-0.3 25.0 0.1-0.2 66.7 2.0
Total 96 6 11.7 1.0-2.2 47.1 0.3-0.7 39.1 0.3-0.5 57.4 2.6
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2015-16 32 6 434 35-77 45.5 14-34 41.2 5-18 27.8 89
2016-17 35 - 443 37-75 49.3 11-27 40.7 18-23 78.3 103
2017-18 29 - 248 26-56 46.4 2-8 25.0 4-6 66.7 58
Total 96 6 1125 98-208 47.1 27-69 39.1 27-47 57.4 250
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
2015-16 32 6 13.6 3.2-7.1 45.5 1.3-3.1 41.2 0.5-1.7 27.8 8.2
2016-17 35 - 12.7 3.3-6.8 49.3 1.0-2.4 40.7 1.6-2.1 78.3 9.3
2017-18 29 - 8.6 4.2-9.0 46.4 0.3-1.3 25.0 0.6-1.0 66.7 9.4
Total 96 6 11.7 3.5-7.4 47.1 1.0-2.5 39.1 1.0-1.7 57.4 8.9
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
2015-16 32 6 13.6 0.8 1.4 2.2 1.7 0.0 0.4 0.3 1.2 0.3 0.3
2016-17 35 - 12.7 0.8 1.6 2.4 1.8 0.0 0.9 0.4 2.1 0.5 0.4
2017-18 29 - 8.6 0.8 1.0 1.9 1.7 0.0 0.2 0.2 1.0 0.2 0.2
Total 96 6 11.7 0.8 1.4 2.2 1.7 0.0 0.5 0.3 1.6 0.3 0.3
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2015-16 32 6 434 27 44 71 55 0 12 10 1.2 10 9
2016-17 35 - 443 27 56 83 62 0 30 14 2.1 16 14
2017-18 29 - 248 24 30 54 48 1 5 5 1.0 7 5
Total 96 6 1125 78 130 208 165 1 47 29 1.6 33 28
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
2015-16 32 6 13.6 2.5 4.1 6.5 5.1 0.0 1.1 0.9 1.2 0.9 0.8
2016-17 35 - 12.7 2.4 5.1 7.5 5.6 0.0 2.7 1.3 2.1 1.4 1.3
2017-18 29 - 8.6 3.9 4.8 8.7 7.7 0.2 0.8 0.8 1.0 1.1 0.8
Total 96 6 11.7 2.8 4.6 7.4 5.9 0.0 1.7 1.0 1.6 1.2 1.0
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 35 - 12.7 1.1-2.1 49.3 0.3-0.8 40.7 0.5-0.7 78.3 2.9
Conference 18 - 11.1 1.1-2.2 48.7 0.2-0.7 33.3 0.7-0.9 76.5 3.1
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 16 - 14.4 1.3-2.2 58.3 0.4-0.8 46.2 0.4-0.6 66.7 3.4
Away 12 - 12.2 1.2-2.8 42.4 0.3-0.9 36.4 0.8-1.0 83.3 3.5
Neutral 7 - 9.6 0.3-0.9 33.3 0.1-0.4 33.3 0.3-0.3 100.0 1.0
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Wins 25 - 13.2 1.1-2.0 54.9 0.4-0.7 50.0 0.7-0.8 85.0 3.3
Losses 10 - 11.4 0.9-2.4 37.5 0.2-0.9 22.2 0.1-0.3 33.3 2.1
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November 7 - 12.6 1.1-2.3 50.0 0.6-1.0 57.1 0.4-0.6 75.0 3.3
December 6 - 20.8 1.5-3.2 47.4 0.3-1.0 33.3 0.3-0.3 100.0 3.7
January 8 - 12.6 1.2-2.4 52.6 0.2-0.8 33.3 0.5-0.8 66.7 3.3
February 7 - 9.6 1.0-2.1 46.7 0.1-0.7 20.0 0.7-1.0 71.4 2.9
March 7 - 8.9 0.4-0.9 50.0 0.3-0.4 66.7 0.6-0.6 100.0 1.7
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 35 - 443 37-75 49.3 11-27 40.7 18-23 78.3 103
Conference 18 - 200 19-39 48.7 4-12 33.3 13-17 76.5 55
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Home 16 - 230 21-36 58.3 6-13 46.2 6-9 66.7 54
Away 12 - 146 14-33 42.4 4-11 36.4 10-12 83.3 42
Neutral 7 - 67 2-6 33.3 1-3 33.3 2-2 100.0 7
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Wins 25 - 329 28-51 54.9 9-18 50.0 17-20 85.0 82
Losses 10 - 114 9-24 37.5 2-9 22.2 1-3 33.3 21
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November 7 - 88 8-16 50.0 4-7 57.1 3-4 75.0 23
December 6 - 125 9-19 47.4 2-6 33.3 2-2 100.0 22
January 8 - 101 10-19 52.6 2-6 33.3 4-6 66.7 26
February 7 - 67 7-15 46.7 1-5 20.0 5-7 71.4 20
March 7 - 62 3-6 50.0 2-3 66.7 4-4 100.0 12
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 35 - 12.7 3.3-6.8 49.3 1.0-2.4 40.7 1.6-2.1 78.3 9.3
Conference 18 - 11.1 3.8-7.8 48.7 0.8-2.4 33.3 2.6-3.4 76.5 11.0
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 16 - 14.4 3.7-6.3 58.3 1.0-2.3 46.2 1.0-1.6 66.7 9.4
Away 12 - 12.2 3.8-9.0 42.4 1.1-3.0 36.4 2.7-3.3 83.3 11.5
Neutral 7 - 9.6 1.2-3.6 33.3 0.6-1.8 33.3 1.2-1.2 100.0 4.2
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Wins 25 - 13.2 3.4-6.2 54.9 1.1-2.2 50.0 2.1-2.4 85.0 10.0
Losses 10 - 11.4 3.2-8.4 37.5 0.7-3.2 22.2 0.4-1.1 33.3 7.4
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November 7 - 12.6 3.6-7.3 50.0 1.8-3.2 57.1 1.4-1.8 75.0 10.5
December 6 - 20.8 2.9-6.1 47.4 0.6-1.9 33.3 0.6-0.6 100.0 7.0
January 8 - 12.6 4.0-7.5 52.6 0.8-2.4 33.3 1.6-2.4 66.7 10.3
February 7 - 9.6 4.2-9.0 46.7 0.6-3.0 20.0 3.0-4.2 71.4 11.9
March 7 - 8.9 1.9-3.9 50.0 1.3-1.9 66.7 2.6-2.6 100.0 7.7
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 35 - 12.7 0.8 1.6 2.4 1.8 0.0 0.9 0.4 2.1 0.5 0.4
Conference 18 - 11.1 0.7 1.8 2.4 1.6 0.0 0.8 0.3 3.0 0.6 0.4
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 16 - 14.4 1.0 1.8 2.8 1.4 0.0 0.9 0.3 3.8 0.5 0.4
Away 12 - 12.2 0.7 1.6 2.3 2.4 - 0.7 0.5 1.3 0.7 0.6
Neutral 7 - 9.6 0.4 1.3 1.7 1.6 0.0 1.0 0.6 1.8 0.0 0.1
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Wins 25 - 13.2 0.8 1.7 2.5 1.7 0.0 1.0 0.4 2.7 0.6 0.5
Losses 10 - 11.4 0.7 1.4 2.1 1.9 0.0 0.6 0.5 1.2 0.2 0.2
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November 7 - 12.6 0.7 1.4 2.1 1.6 0.0 1.1 0.0 - 0.4 0.3
December 6 - 20.8 1.3 1.8 3.2 2.7 0.0 0.5 1.0 0.5 0.8 0.8
January 8 - 12.6 1.1 2.1 3.3 1.3 0.0 1.0 0.1 8.0 0.3 0.4
February 7 - 9.6 0.4 1.6 2.0 1.7 - 0.7 0.3 2.5 0.7 0.3
March 7 - 8.9 0.3 1.0 1.3 1.9 0.0 0.9 0.7 1.2 0.1 0.3
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 35 - 443 27 56 83 62 0 30 14 2.1 16 14
Conference 18 - 200 12 32 44 29 0 15 5 3.0 10 8
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 16 - 230 16 28 44 22 0 15 4 3.8 8 6
Away 12 - 146 8 19 27 29 - 8 6 1.3 8 7
Neutral 7 - 67 3 9 12 11 0 7 4 1.8 0 1
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Wins 25 - 329 20 42 62 43 0 24 9 2.7 14 12
Losses 10 - 114 7 14 21 19 0 6 5 1.2 2 2
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November 7 - 88 5 10 15 11 0 8 0 - 3 2
December 6 - 125 8 11 19 16 0 3 6 0.5 5 5
January 8 - 101 9 17 26 10 0 8 1 8.0 2 3
February 7 - 67 3 11 14 12 - 5 2 2.5 5 2
March 7 - 62 2 7 9 13 0 6 5 1.2 1 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 35 - 12.7 2.4 5.1 7.5 5.6 0.0 2.7 1.3 2.1 1.4 1.3
Conference 18 - 11.1 2.4 6.4 8.8 5.8 0.0 3.0 1.0 3.0 2.0 1.6
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 16 - 14.4 2.8 4.9 7.7 3.8 0.0 2.6 0.7 3.8 1.4 1.0
Away 12 - 12.2 2.2 5.2 7.4 7.9 0.0 2.2 1.6 1.3 2.2 1.9
Neutral 7 - 9.6 1.8 5.4 7.2 6.6 0.0 4.2 2.4 1.8 0.0 0.6
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Wins 25 - 13.2 2.4 5.1 7.5 5.2 0.0 2.9 1.1 2.7 1.7 1.5
Losses 10 - 11.4 2.5 4.9 7.4 6.7 0.0 2.1 1.8 1.2 0.7 0.7
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November 7 - 12.6 2.3 4.5 6.8 5.0 0.0 3.6 0.0 - 1.4 0.9
December 6 - 20.8 2.6 3.5 6.1 5.1 0.0 1.0 1.9 0.5 1.6 1.6
January 8 - 12.6 3.6 6.7 10.3 4.0 0.0 3.2 0.4 8.0 0.8 1.2
February 7 - 9.6 1.8 6.6 8.4 7.2 0.0 3.0 1.2 2.5 3.0 1.2
March 7 - 8.9 1.3 4.5 5.8 8.4 0.0 3.9 3.2 1.2 0.6 1.3