45 Nicola Akele
45 Nicola Akele
Height: 6-8
Weight: 215
Year: JR
Hometown: Treviso, Italy
High School: IMG Academy
Position: F
Major: Kinesiology
gp 29
pts/g 2.0
fg % 46.4
3pt % 25.0
ft % 66.7
reb/g 1.9
a/g 0.2

2016-17 (Junior)

  • Scored eight points and grabbed six rebounds - all on the offensive glass - at Nevada.
  • Had five points and four rebounds in four minutes of action against Holy Cross.
  • Recorded four points, one assist and one steal in nine minutes off the bench against #20 Seton Hall.
  • Registered seven points and a pair of rebounds against Brown.
  • Grabbed five rebounds in seven minutes of action against College of Charleston.
  • Scored four points and had three rebounds against La Salle.
  • Had three points and four rebounds at George Washington.
  • Scored a season-high nine points and had four rebounds at Dayton.
  • Scored two points, grabbed three rebounds and blocked one shot against Richmond.

2016-17 (Sophomore)

  • Was one of six platers to appear in all 35 games for the Rams, averaging 12.7 minutes per game.
  • Finished the season with 30 assists and 14 turnovers in 443 minutes of play.
  • Connected at a 78.3 percent clip from the free-throw line and shot 49.3 percent from the field (37-75), including 11-of-27 (.407) from 3-point territory.
  • Scored 12 points - on 5-of-7 shooting - and added six boards, three assists and three steals at UMass.

2015-16 (Freshman)

  • Made six starts as a freshman and was one of just four players to appear in each of Rhode Island's 32 games.
  • Was named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week on Jan. 3.
  • Made his collegiate debut in the season opener vs. American, recording two points, four rebounds and one blocked shot in 10 minutes on the floor.
  • Earned the start at Brown and finished with seven points - on 3-of-5 shooting - two steals, one rebound and one assist.
  • Registered nine points - on a trio of 3-pointers - to go along with four rebounds and two assists vs. Saint Louis.
  • Grabbed four rebounds and was a perfect 6-for-6 from the floor - including a pair of makes from long range - at La Salle.

At IMG Academy

  • Prepped at IMG Academy, which was ranked #2 in the nation in 2014-15 by Next Up Recruits.
  • Helped head his team to a 23-4 record as well as an appearance in the National Prep School Championship.
  • Was ranked as the 20th best player - and the 6th-best small forward - among all preps according to FloridaHoops.com.
  • Spent the summer of 2015 with Italy’s Under-20 National Team in the FIBA European Championship.
  • Averaged 5.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.1 assists in nine games at the FIBA Euro U20.
  • Also played with Italy’s U16 and U18 National teams.
  • Played as an amateur for Reyer Valencia club in the Italian Serie A league.

Personal

  • Born Nov. 7, 1995.
  • Son of Sylvie and Pierrot Akele.
  • Enjoys listening to music, watching movies and going for walks in his free time.
  • Favorite teams are the OKC Thunder (NBA), New York Giants (NFL) and Paris St-Germain (soccer).
  • Majoring in Kinesiology.
Recent Games
Mar 2 at Davidson L, 63-61
Mar 9 vs. VCU W, 76-67
Mar 10 vs. Saint Joseph's W, 90-87
Mar 11 vs. Davidson L, 58-57
Mar 15 vs. Oklahoma W, 83-78
Mar 17 vs. Duke L, 87-62
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 29 16
Games started - -
Minutes 248 119
Minutes per game 8.6 7.4
FG 26-56 10-20
FG Pct 46.4 50.0
3PT 2-8 1-3
3PT Pct 25.0 33.3
FT 4-6 2-3
FT Pct 66.7 66.7
Off rebounds 24 7
Def rebounds 30 18
Total rebounds 54 25
Rebounds per game 1.9 1.6
Personal fouls 48 21
Disqualifications 1 0
Assists 5 2
Turnovers 5 1
Assist to turnover ratio 1.0 2.0
Steals 7 3
Blocks 5 2
Points 58 23
Points per game 2.0 1.4
Points per 40 min 9.4 7.7
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Oct 28 Buffalo W, 80-72 - 18 1-4 25.0 0-2 0.0 1-1 100.0 3
Nov 10 UNC Asheville W, 84-60 - 5 0-1 0.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 0
Nov 13 at Nevada L, 88-81 - 16 4-6 66.7 0-0 - 0-0 - 8
Nov 19 Holy Cross W, 88-66 - 9 2-4 50.0 0-0 - 1-1 100.0 5
Nov 23 vs. Seton Hall W, 75-74 - 9 2-3 66.7 0-0 - 0-0 - 4
Nov 24 vs. Virginia L, 70-55 - 15 1-4 25.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 2
Nov 28 Brown W, 86-62 - 15 3-4 75.0 1-1 100.0 0-0 - 7
Dec 2 Providence W, 75-68 - - - - - - - - -
Dec 6 at Alabama L, 68-64 - 14 1-4 25.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 2
Dec 16 College of Charleston W, 68-62 - 7 1-2 50.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 2
Dec 21 Iona W, 80-74 - 14 1-4 25.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 2
Dec 27 Florida Gulf Coast W, 80-60 - 11 0-2 0.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 0
Dec 30 George Mason W, 83-64 - 7 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 1-2 50.0 1
Jan 3 La Salle W, 74-62 - 9 2-4 50.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 4
Jan 6 at George Washington W, 81-60 - 21 1-2 50.0 1-1 100.0 0-0 - 3
Jan 9 at Saint Louis W, 72-65 - 2 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Jan 13 St. Bonaventure W, 87-73 - 3 1-1 100.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 2
Jan 17 Massachusetts W, 73-51 - 5 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Jan 20 at Dayton W, 88-74 - 18 4-5 80.0 0-1 0.0 1-1 100.0 9
Jan 24 at Fordham W, 78-58 - 5 0-2 0.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Jan 27 Duquesne W, 61-58 - - - - - - - - -
Jan 30 at Massachusetts W, 85-83 - 0 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Feb 2 at VCU W, 81-68 - 5 1-1 100.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 2
Feb 9 Davidson W, 72-59 - 2 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Feb 13 Richmond W, 85-67 - 14 1-3 33.3 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 2
Feb 16 at St. Bonaventure L, 77-74 - - - - - - - - -
Feb 20 at La Salle W, 95-93 - 5 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Feb 23 Dayton W, 81-56 - 6 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Feb 27 Saint Joseph's L, 78-48 - 13 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Mar 2 at Davidson L, 63-61 - 4 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Mar 9 vs. VCU W, 76-67 - 9 1-2 50.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 2
Mar 10 vs. Saint Joseph's W, 90-87 - 3 0-0 - 0-0 - 1-2 50.0 1
Mar 11 vs. Davidson L, 58-57 - - - - - - - - -
Mar 15 vs. Oklahoma W, 83-78 - - - - - - - - -
Mar 17 vs. Duke L, 87-62 - 2 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Oct 28 Buffalo W, 80-72 - 18 3 3 6 0 1 0.0 1 1 2 -
Nov 10 UNC Asheville W, 84-60 - 5 0 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 5 1
Nov 13 at Nevada L, 88-81 - 16 6 0 6 0 1 0.0 1 0 1 -
Nov 19 Holy Cross W, 88-66 - 9 3 1 4 0 0 - 0 0 2 0
Nov 23 vs. Seton Hall W, 75-74 - 9 0 0 0 1 0 - 1 0 2 -
Nov 24 vs. Virginia L, 70-55 - 15 1 1 2 1 0 - 0 2 4 -
Nov 28 Brown W, 86-62 - 15 1 1 2 0 2 0.0 0 0 4 -
Dec 2 Providence W, 75-68 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 6 at Alabama L, 68-64 - 14 2 2 4 0 1 0.0 2 1 3 -
Dec 16 College of Charleston W, 68-62 - 7 0 5 5 1 0 - 0 0 0 -
Dec 21 Iona W, 80-74 - 14 3 0 3 0 0 - 0 0 3 -
Dec 27 Florida Gulf Coast W, 80-60 - 11 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 -
Dec 30 George Mason W, 83-64 - 7 1 1 2 0 0 - 0 0 4 -
Jan 3 La Salle W, 74-62 - 9 2 1 3 0 0 - 0 0 0 -
Jan 6 at George Washington W, 81-60 - 21 1 3 4 0 0 - 0 0 3 -
Jan 9 at Saint Louis W, 72-65 - 2 0 0 0 1 0 - 1 0 2 -
Jan 13 St. Bonaventure W, 87-73 - 3 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 -
Jan 17 Massachusetts W, 73-51 - 5 0 2 2 0 0 - 1 0 0 -
Jan 20 at Dayton W, 88-74 - 18 1 3 4 0 0 - 0 0 4 -
Jan 24 at Fordham W, 78-58 - 5 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 -
Jan 27 Duquesne W, 61-58 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 30 at Massachusetts W, 85-83 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 -
Feb 2 at VCU W, 81-68 - 5 1 2 3 0 0 - 0 0 0 -
Feb 9 Davidson W, 72-59 - 2 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0
Feb 13 Richmond W, 85-67 - 14 1 2 3 0 0 - 0 1 1 -
Feb 16 at St. Bonaventure L, 77-74 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 20 at La Salle W, 95-93 - 5 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 2 -
Feb 23 Dayton W, 81-56 - 6 0 2 2 1 0 - 0 1 1 -
Feb 27 Saint Joseph's L, 78-48 - 13 0 2 2 0 0 - 1 0 2 -
Mar 2 at Davidson L, 63-61 - 4 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 -
Mar 9 vs. VCU W, 76-67 - 9 1 0 1 0 0 - 0 0 2 -
Mar 10 vs. Saint Joseph's W, 90-87 - 3 0 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 -
Mar 11 vs. Davidson L, 58-57 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 15 vs. Oklahoma W, 83-78 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 17 vs. Duke L, 87-62 - 2 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 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 29 - 8.6 0.9-1.9 46.4 0.1-0.3 25.0 0.1-0.2 66.7 2.0
Conference 16 - 7.4 0.6-1.2 50.0 0.1-0.2 33.3 0.1-0.2 66.7 1.4
Exhibition 1 - 18.0 1.0-4.0 25.0 0.0-2.0 0.0 1.0-1.0 100.0 3.0
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Home 14 - 8.6 0.8-1.9 42.3 0.1-0.4 16.7 0.1-0.2 66.7 1.8
Away 10 - 9.0 1.1-2.1 52.4 0.1-0.2 50.0 0.1-0.1 100.0 2.4
Neutral 5 - 7.6 0.8-1.8 44.4 0.0-0.0 - 0.2-0.4 50.0 1.8
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Wins 23 - 8.0 0.9-1.8 48.8 0.1-0.3 25.0 0.2-0.3 66.7 2.0
Losses 6 - 10.7 1.0-2.5 40.0 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 2.0
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November 6 - 11.5 2.0-3.7 54.5 0.2-0.3 50.0 0.2-0.2 100.0 4.3
December 5 - 10.6 0.6-2.6 23.1 0.0-0.6 0.0 0.2-0.4 50.0 1.4
January 8 - 7.9 1.0-1.8 57.1 0.1-0.2 50.0 0.1-0.1 100.0 2.3
February 6 - 7.5 0.3-0.7 50.0 0.0-0.2 0.0 0.0-0.0 - 0.7
March 4 - 4.5 0.2-0.8 33.3 0.0-0.0 - 0.2-0.5 50.0 0.8
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 29 - 248 26-56 46.4 2-8 25.0 4-6 66.7 58
Conference 16 - 119 10-20 50.0 1-3 33.3 2-3 66.7 23
Exhibition 1 - 18 1-4 25.0 0-2 0.0 1-1 100.0 3
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Home 14 - 120 11-26 42.3 1-6 16.7 2-3 66.7 25
Away 10 - 90 11-21 52.4 1-2 50.0 1-1 100.0 24
Neutral 5 - 38 4-9 44.4 0-0 - 1-2 50.0 9
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Wins 23 - 184 20-41 48.8 2-8 25.0 4-6 66.7 46
Losses 6 - 64 6-15 40.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 12
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November 6 - 69 12-22 54.5 1-2 50.0 1-1 100.0 26
December 5 - 53 3-13 23.1 0-3 0.0 1-2 50.0 7
January 8 - 63 8-14 57.1 1-2 50.0 1-1 100.0 18
February 6 - 45 2-4 50.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 4
March 4 - 18 1-3 33.3 0-0 - 1-2 50.0 3
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 29 - 8.6 4.2-9.0 46.4 0.3-1.3 25.0 0.6-1.0 66.7 9.4
Conference 16 - 7.4 3.4-6.7 50.0 0.3-1.0 33.3 0.7-1.0 66.7 7.7
Exhibition 1 - 18.0 2.2-8.9 25.0 0.0-4.4 0.0 2.2-2.2 100.0 6.7
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Home 14 - 8.6 3.7-8.7 42.3 0.3-2.0 16.7 0.7-1.0 66.7 8.3
Away 10 - 9.0 4.9-9.3 52.4 0.4-0.9 50.0 0.4-0.4 100.0 10.7
Neutral 5 - 7.6 4.2-9.5 44.4 0.0-0.0 - 1.1-2.1 50.0 9.5
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Wins 23 - 8.0 4.3-8.9 48.8 0.4-1.7 25.0 0.9-1.3 66.7 10.0
Losses 6 - 10.7 3.8-9.4 40.0 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 7.5
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November 6 - 11.5 7.0-12.8 54.5 0.6-1.2 50.0 0.6-0.6 100.0 15.1
December 5 - 10.6 2.3-9.8 23.1 0.0-2.3 0.0 0.8-1.5 50.0 5.3
January 8 - 7.9 5.1-8.9 57.1 0.6-1.3 50.0 0.6-0.6 100.0 11.4
February 6 - 7.5 1.8-3.6 50.0 0.0-0.9 0.0 0.0-0.0 - 3.6
March 4 - 4.5 2.2-6.7 33.3 0.0-0.0 - 2.2-4.4 50.0 6.7
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 29 - 8.6 0.8 1.0 1.9 1.7 0.0 0.2 0.2 1.0 0.2 0.2
Conference 16 - 7.4 0.4 1.1 1.6 1.3 0.0 0.1 0.1 2.0 0.2 0.1
Exhibition 1 - 18.0 3.0 3.0 6.0 2.0 - 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 1.0
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Home 14 - 8.6 0.8 1.3 2.1 1.7 0.1 0.1 0.1 1.0 0.1 0.1
Away 10 - 9.0 1.1 1.0 2.1 1.6 - 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.1
Neutral 5 - 7.6 0.4 0.4 0.8 1.6 - 0.4 0.0 - 0.2 0.4
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Wins 23 - 8.0 0.7 1.1 1.7 1.6 0.0 0.2 0.1 1.3 0.1 0.1
Losses 6 - 10.7 1.5 0.8 2.3 1.8 - 0.2 0.3 0.5 0.7 0.5
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November 6 - 11.5 1.8 0.7 2.5 3.0 0.2 0.3 0.5 0.7 0.3 0.3
December 5 - 10.6 1.2 1.6 2.8 2.2 - 0.2 0.2 1.0 0.4 0.2
January 8 - 7.9 0.5 1.1 1.6 1.1 - 0.1 0.0 - 0.3 0.0
February 6 - 7.5 0.3 1.3 1.7 1.2 0.0 0.2 0.2 1.0 0.2 0.3
March 4 - 4.5 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.8 - 0.0 0.0 - 0.0 0.0
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 29 - 248 24 30 54 48 1 5 5 1.0 7 5
Conference 16 - 119 7 18 25 21 0 2 1 2.0 3 2
Exhibition 1 - 18 3 3 6 2 - 0 1 0.0 1 1
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Home 14 - 120 11 18 29 24 1 2 2 1.0 2 2
Away 10 - 90 11 10 21 16 - 1 3 0.3 4 1
Neutral 5 - 38 2 2 4 8 - 2 0 - 1 2
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Wins 23 - 184 15 25 40 37 1 4 3 1.3 3 2
Losses 6 - 64 9 5 14 11 - 1 2 0.5 4 3
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November 6 - 69 11 4 15 18 1 2 3 0.7 2 2
December 5 - 53 6 8 14 11 - 1 1 1.0 2 1
January 8 - 63 4 9 13 9 - 1 0 - 2 0
February 6 - 45 2 8 10 7 0 1 1 1.0 1 2
March 4 - 18 1 1 2 3 - 0 0 - 0 0
  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 - 8.6 3.9 4.8 8.7 7.7 0.2 0.8 0.8 1.0 1.1 0.8
Conference 16 - 7.4 2.4 6.1 8.4 7.1 0.0 0.7 0.3 2.0 1.0 0.7
Exhibition 1 - 18.0 6.7 6.7 13.3 4.4 0.0 0.0 2.2 0.0 2.2 2.2
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Home 14 - 8.6 3.7 6.0 9.7 8.0 0.3 0.7 0.7 1.0 0.7 0.7
Away 10 - 9.0 4.9 4.4 9.3 7.1 0.0 0.4 1.3 0.3 1.8 0.4
Neutral 5 - 7.6 2.1 2.1 4.2 8.4 0.0 2.1 0.0 - 1.1 2.1
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Wins 23 - 8.0 3.3 5.4 8.7 8.0 0.2 0.9 0.7 1.3 0.7 0.4
Losses 6 - 10.7 5.6 3.1 8.8 6.9 0.0 0.6 1.3 0.5 2.5 1.9
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November 6 - 11.5 6.4 2.3 8.7 10.4 0.6 1.2 1.7 0.7 1.2 1.2
December 5 - 10.6 4.5 6.0 10.6 8.3 0.0 0.8 0.8 1.0 1.5 0.8
January 8 - 7.9 2.5 5.7 8.3 5.7 0.0 0.6 0.0 - 1.3 0.0
February 6 - 7.5 1.8 7.1 8.9 6.2 0.0 0.9 0.9 1.0 0.9 1.8
March 4 - 4.5 2.2 2.2 4.4 6.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 - 0.0 0.0