1 Mike'L Simms
1 - Mike'L Simms
Height: 6-5
Weight: 210
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Richmond, Va.
High School: Highland Springs (Cowley CC)
Position: G/F
gp 26
pts/g 5.9
fg % 35.9
3pt % 31.5
ft % 84.6
reb/g 3.2
a/g 0.9

THE BASICS

  • A rugged wing capable of scoring from all three levels
  • Enjoyed a productive high school career, but blossomed during prep school and junior college seasons after losing 25 pounds.
  • Highland Springs product who spent the 2015-16 campaign at Bull City Prep in Durham, N.C.
  • Chose VCU over interest from Miami, Texas Tech, Pitt, Memphis, N.C. State and others

2018-19 (JUNIOR)

  • Appeared in all 33 games and averaged 4.7 points and 2.0 rebounds per game in 15.9 minutes, primarily off the bench
  • Made his first career start on Nov. 9 in a win over Hampton
  • Scored in double figures four times
  • Supplied 13 points in a win over rival Richmond (Feb. 13)
  • Poured in a season-high 15 points in 18 minutes in a victory over Rider (Dec. 30)
  • Buried 4-of-5 threes and finished with 12 points in a season-opening win over Gardner-Webb (Nov. 6)

2017-2018 (SOPHOMORE)

  • Appeared in all 33 games off the bench for the Rams and averaged 17.3 minutes 5.7 points and 2.1 rebounds per game; Shot .409 (70-of-171) from the floor and connected 34 times from beyond the 3-point line
  • Provided a breakout performance at the Maui Invitational, where he averaged 9.3 points and 3.0 rebounds in three games against Marquette, Michigan and Cal
  • Produced a career-high 20 points, including six 3-pointers, against George Mason on Feb. 28
  • Topped double digits on five occasions
  • Buried 4-of-7 treys and finished with 16 points in 19 minutes in a win over Winthrop on Dec. 19

PRIOR TO VCU

  • Averaged 14.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game at Cowley Community College in Arkansas City, Kansas in 2016-17. Shot .438 (160-of-365) from the floor, including .358 (54-of-151) from the 3-point line. Knocked down 73-of-89 (.820) free throws.
  • Averaged 25.6 points in his final eight games of the 2016-17 season, including a career-best 45 in a win over Pratt
  • Named Cowley’s 2017 Male Athlete of the Year, as well as Second Team All-Jayhawk East Conference and Second Team All-Region VI.
  • Averaged 11 points per game as a senior at Highland Springs High School for Coach George Lancaster.
  • Played for Team Loaded AAU program.
PERSONAL
Parents: Lorez Simms and Bennika Lockley
Birthdate: Aug. 2, 1997
Nickname: Kello
Hometown: Richmond, Va.
Major: Sociology
Fast Fact: Cousins A.J. Gaston (Grambling) and Curtis Jones (Oklahoma State) played Division I basketball.
Plans after basketball: To become an agent
Wears No. 1 because: I couldn’t get No. 3 or 5, so I chose No. 1 because of Tracy McGrady
Recent Games
Jan 28 Richmond W, 87-68
Jan 31 at Rhode Island L, 87-75
Feb 7 Davidson W, 73-62
Feb 12 George Mason L, 72-67
Feb 15 at Richmond L, 77-59
Feb 18 #5 Dayton L, 66-61
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 26 13
Games started 21 8
Minutes 573 273
Minutes per game 22.0 21.0
FG 51-142 22-65
FG Pct 35.9 33.8
3PT 29-92 12-42
3PT Pct 31.5 28.6
FT 22-26 3-5
FT Pct 84.6 60.0
Off rebounds 20 10
Def rebounds 62 34
Total rebounds 82 44
Rebounds per game 3.2 3.4
Personal fouls 30 17
Disqualifications 0 -
Assists 24 11
Turnovers 21 9
Assist to turnover ratio 1.1 1.2
Steals 19 10
Blocks 4 0
Points 153 59
Points per game 5.9 4.5
Points per 40 min 10.7 8.6
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Oct 12 at Black & Gold Game   - - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 Virginia St. W, 90-53 1 15 3-7 42.9 1-3 33.3 3-4 75.0 10
Nov 5 St. Francis (Pa.) W, 72-58 1 25 0-1 0.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 0
Nov 8 North Texas W, 59-56 1 24 2-8 25.0 2-6 33.3 2-2 100.0 8
Nov 13 #23 LSU W, 84-82 1 12 1-4 25.0 1-2 50.0 0-0 - 3
Nov 17 Jacksonville St. W, 93-65 1 19 4-7 57.1 3-5 60.0 2-2 100.0 13
Nov 23 Florida Gulf Coast W, 78-48 1 22 2-7 28.6 0-2 0.0 3-3 100.0 7
Nov 25 Alabama St. W, 78-62 1 28 1-5 20.0 1-4 25.0 6-7 85.7 9
Nov 29 vs. Purdue L, 59-56 1 25 4-8 50.0 1-4 25.0 0-0 - 9
Nov 30 vs. #17 Tennessee L, 72-69 1 20 1-4 25.0 1-3 33.3 4-5 80.0 7
Dec 7 Old Dominion W, 69-57 1 27 3-5 60.0 2-4 50.0 0-0 - 8
Dec 15 Missouri St. W, 61-51 1 27 4-7 57.1 3-6 50.0 0-0 - 11
Dec 18 at Charleston W, 76-71 1 25 3-8 37.5 2-5 40.0 0-0 - 8
Dec 21 at Wichita State L, 73-63 1 26 3-7 42.9 0-3 0.0 0-0 - 6
Dec 29 Loyola (Md.) W, 85-51 1 20 1-6 16.7 1-5 20.0 2-2 100.0 5
Jan 2 Fordham W, 64-46 1 24 6-13 46.2 2-6 33.3 0-1 0.0 14
Jan 5 at George Mason W, 72-59 1 22 4-5 80.0 3-4 75.0 0-0 - 11
Jan 11 Rhode Island L, 65-56 1 21 1-7 14.3 1-4 25.0 0-0 - 3
Jan 14 at #13 Dayton L, 79-65 1 22 0-3 0.0 0-3 0.0 0-0 - 0
Jan 18 St. Bonaventure W, 91-63 1 24 1-5 20.0 1-2 50.0 0-0 - 3
Jan 21 at Saint Joseph's W, 73-60 1 24 1-5 20.0 0-2 0.0 2-2 100.0 4
Jan 25 at La Salle W, 76-65 1 31 5-8 62.5 3-6 50.0 0-0 - 13
Jan 28 Richmond W, 87-68 1 23 1-5 20.0 1-4 25.0 0-0 - 3
Jan 31 at Rhode Island L, 87-75 - 15 1-3 33.3 0-2 0.0 1-2 50.0 3
Feb 7 Davidson W, 73-62 - 29 1-4 25.0 1-4 25.0 0-0 - 3
Feb 12 George Mason L, 72-67 - 17 1-4 25.0 0-3 0.0 0-0 - 2
Feb 15 at Richmond L, 77-59 - 7 0-1 0.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 0
Feb 18 #5 Dayton L, 66-61 - 14 0-2 0.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 0
Feb 21 at Saint Louis   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 26 at Massachusetts   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 29 George Washington   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 3 Duquesne   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 6 at Davidson   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 11 vs. Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament First Round   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 12 vs. Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament Second Round   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 13 vs. Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament Quarterfinals   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 14 vs. Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament Semifinals   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 15 vs. Atlantic 10 Conference Championship   - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Oct 12 at Black & Gold Game   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 Virginia St. W, 90-53 1 15 0 3 3 2 0 - 0 1 3 -
Nov 5 St. Francis (Pa.) W, 72-58 1 25 0 2 2 1 1 1.0 0 0 1 -
Nov 8 North Texas W, 59-56 1 24 0 3 3 1 0 - 3 0 1 -
Nov 13 #23 LSU W, 84-82 1 12 2 0 2 0 2 0.0 0 0 2 0
Nov 17 Jacksonville St. W, 93-65 1 19 1 1 2 1 1 1.0 2 0 0 -
Nov 23 Florida Gulf Coast W, 78-48 1 22 1 2 3 0 1 0.0 1 0 1 -
Nov 25 Alabama St. W, 78-62 1 28 0 3 3 1 0 - 0 0 1 -
Nov 29 vs. Purdue L, 59-56 1 25 0 1 1 1 0 - 1 0 0 -
Nov 30 vs. #17 Tennessee L, 72-69 1 20 1 0 1 4 0 - 0 1 2 -
Dec 7 Old Dominion W, 69-57 1 27 0 3 3 0 1 0.0 1 0 3 -
Dec 15 Missouri St. W, 61-51 1 27 0 3 3 2 0 - 0 0 0 -
Dec 18 at Charleston W, 76-71 1 25 2 4 6 0 2 0.0 0 3 1 -
Dec 21 at Wichita State L, 73-63 1 26 2 3 5 0 2 0.0 0 0 0 -
Dec 29 Loyola (Md.) W, 85-51 1 20 1 3 4 2 2 1.0 1 0 1 0
Jan 2 Fordham W, 64-46 1 24 3 5 8 0 0 - 0 0 1 -
Jan 5 at George Mason W, 72-59 1 22 1 1 2 0 1 0.0 1 0 3 -
Jan 11 Rhode Island L, 65-56 1 21 2 3 5 0 0 - 0 0 1 -
Jan 14 at #13 Dayton L, 79-65 1 22 0 2 2 1 1 1.0 0 0 2 -
Jan 18 St. Bonaventure W, 91-63 1 24 0 2 2 1 1 1.0 0 0 3 -
Jan 21 at Saint Joseph's W, 73-60 1 24 1 3 4 3 0 - 1 0 2 -
Jan 25 at La Salle W, 76-65 1 31 0 5 5 0 1 0.0 2 0 0 -
Jan 28 Richmond W, 87-68 1 23 1 6 7 1 2 0.5 0 0 0 -
Jan 31 at Rhode Island L, 87-75 - 15 0 2 2 1 2 0.5 3 0 1 -
Feb 7 Davidson W, 73-62 - 29 1 4 5 2 0 - 2 0 2 -
Feb 12 George Mason L, 72-67 - 17 1 1 2 0 1 0.0 1 0 1 -
Feb 15 at Richmond L, 77-59 - 7 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 -
Feb 18 #5 Dayton L, 66-61 - 14 0 0 0 2 0 - 0 0 1 -
Feb 21 at Saint Louis   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 26 at Massachusetts   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 29 George Washington   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 3 Duquesne   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 6 at Davidson   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 11 vs. Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament First Round   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 12 vs. Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament Second Round   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 13 vs. Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament Quarterfinals   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 14 vs. Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament Semifinals   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 15 vs. Atlantic 10 Conference Championship   - - - - - - - - - - - -
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2017-18 33 - 17.3 2.1-5.2 40.9 1.0-3.2 32.7 0.5-0.7 65.2 5.7
2018-19 33 1 15.9 1.6-4.7 33.3 0.8-3.2 26.4 0.7-0.8 78.6 4.7
2019-20 26 21 22.0 2.0-5.5 35.9 1.1-3.5 31.5 0.8-1.0 84.6 5.9
Total 92 22 18.1 1.9-5.1 36.9 1.0-3.3 30.1 0.6-0.8 76.6 5.4
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2017-18 33 - 571 70-171 40.9 34-104 32.7 15-23 65.2 189
2018-19 33 1 525 52-156 33.3 28-106 26.4 22-28 78.6 154
2019-20 26 21 573 51-142 35.9 29-92 31.5 22-26 84.6 153
Total 92 22 1669 173-469 36.9 91-302 30.1 59-77 76.6 496
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
2017-18 33 - 17.3 4.9-12.0 40.9 2.4-7.3 32.7 1.1-1.6 65.2 13.2
2018-19 33 1 15.9 4.0-11.9 33.3 2.1-8.1 26.4 1.7-2.1 78.6 11.7
2019-20 26 21 22.0 3.6-9.9 35.9 2.0-6.4 31.5 1.5-1.8 84.6 10.7
Total 92 22 18.1 4.1-11.2 36.9 2.2-7.2 30.1 1.4-1.8 76.6 11.9
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
2017-18 33 - 17.3 0.4 1.6 2.1 1.5 0.0 1.1 0.8 1.4 0.7 0.1
2018-19 33 1 15.9 0.5 1.4 2.0 1.0 - 0.7 0.5 1.2 0.3 0.1
2019-20 26 21 22.0 0.8 2.4 3.2 1.2 0.0 0.9 0.8 1.1 0.7 0.2
Total 92 22 18.1 0.6 1.8 2.3 1.2 0.0 0.9 0.7 1.3 0.6 0.1
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2017-18 33 - 571 14 54 68 49 0 37 27 1.4 24 2
2018-19 33 1 525 18 47 65 32 - 22 18 1.2 11 3
2019-20 26 21 573 20 62 82 30 0 24 21 1.1 19 4
Total 92 22 1669 52 163 215 111 0 83 66 1.3 54 9
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
2017-18 33 - 17.3 1.0 3.8 4.8 3.4 0.0 2.6 1.9 1.4 1.7 0.1
2018-19 33 1 15.9 1.4 3.6 5.0 2.4 0.0 1.7 1.4 1.2 0.8 0.2
2019-20 26 21 22.0 1.4 4.3 5.7 2.1 0.0 1.7 1.5 1.1 1.3 0.3
Total 92 22 18.1 1.2 3.9 5.2 2.7 0.0 2.0 1.6 1.3 1.3 0.2
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 26 21 22.0 2.0-5.5 35.9 1.1-3.5 31.5 0.8-1.0 84.6 5.9
Conference 13 8 21.0 1.7-5.0 33.8 0.9-3.2 28.6 0.2-0.4 60.0 4.5
Exhibition 1 1 15.0 3.0-7.0 42.9 1.0-3.0 33.3 3.0-4.0 75.0 10.0
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Home 16 13 22.3 1.8-5.6 32.2 1.2-3.7 32.2 0.9-1.1 88.2 5.8
Away 8 6 21.5 2.1-5.0 42.5 1.0-3.2 30.8 0.4-0.5 75.0 5.6
Neutral 2 2 22.5 2.5-6.0 41.7 1.0-3.5 28.6 2.0-2.5 80.0 8.0
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Wins 17 16 23.9 2.4-6.1 38.8 1.5-4.0 38.2 1.0-1.1 89.5 7.2
Losses 9 5 18.6 1.2-4.3 28.2 0.3-2.7 12.5 0.6-0.8 71.4 3.3
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November 8 8 21.9 1.9-5.5 34.1 1.1-3.4 33.3 2.1-2.4 89.5 7.0
December 5 5 25.0 2.8-6.6 42.4 1.6-4.6 34.8 0.4-0.4 100.0 7.6
January 9 8 22.9 2.2-6.0 37.0 1.2-3.7 33.3 0.3-0.6 60.0 6.0
February 4 - 16.8 0.5-2.8 18.2 0.2-2.2 11.1 0.0-0.0 - 1.3
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 26 21 573 51-142 35.9 29-92 31.5 22-26 84.6 153
Conference 13 8 273 22-65 33.8 12-42 28.6 3-5 60.0 59
Exhibition 1 1 15 3-7 42.9 1-3 33.3 3-4 75.0 10
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Home 16 13 356 29-90 32.2 19-59 32.2 15-17 88.2 92
Away 8 6 172 17-40 42.5 8-26 30.8 3-4 75.0 45
Neutral 2 2 45 5-12 41.7 2-7 28.6 4-5 80.0 16
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Wins 17 16 406 40-103 38.8 26-68 38.2 17-19 89.5 123
Losses 9 5 167 11-39 28.2 3-24 12.5 5-7 71.4 30
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November 8 8 175 15-44 34.1 9-27 33.3 17-19 89.5 56
December 5 5 125 14-33 42.4 8-23 34.8 2-2 100.0 38
January 9 8 206 20-54 37.0 11-33 33.3 3-5 60.0 54
February 4 - 67 2-11 18.2 1-9 11.1 0-0 - 5
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 26 21 22.0 3.6-9.9 35.9 2.0-6.4 31.5 1.5-1.8 84.6 10.7
Conference 13 8 21.0 3.2-9.5 33.8 1.8-6.2 28.6 0.4-0.7 60.0 8.6
Exhibition 1 1 15.0 8.0-18.7 42.9 2.7-8.0 33.3 8.0-10.7 75.0 26.7
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Home 16 13 22.3 3.3-10.1 32.2 2.1-6.6 32.2 1.7-1.9 88.2 10.3
Away 8 6 21.5 4.0-9.3 42.5 1.9-6.0 30.8 0.7-0.9 75.0 10.5
Neutral 2 2 22.5 4.4-10.7 41.7 1.8-6.2 28.6 3.6-4.4 80.0 14.2
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Wins 17 16 23.9 3.9-10.1 38.8 2.6-6.7 38.2 1.7-1.9 89.5 12.1
Losses 9 5 18.6 2.6-9.3 28.2 0.7-5.7 12.5 1.2-1.7 71.4 7.2
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November 8 8 21.9 3.4-10.1 34.1 2.1-6.2 33.3 3.9-4.3 89.5 12.8
December 5 5 25.0 4.5-10.6 42.4 2.6-7.4 34.8 0.6-0.6 100.0 12.2
January 9 8 22.9 3.9-10.5 37.0 2.1-6.4 33.3 0.6-1.0 60.0 10.5
February 4 - 16.8 1.2-6.6 18.2 0.6-5.4 11.1 0.0-0.0 - 3.0
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 26 21 22.0 0.8 2.4 3.2 1.2 0.0 0.9 0.8 1.1 0.7 0.2
Conference 13 8 21.0 0.8 2.6 3.4 1.3 - 0.8 0.7 1.2 0.8 0.0
Exhibition 1 1 15.0 0.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 - 2.0 0.0 - 0.0 1.0
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Home 16 13 22.3 0.8 2.6 3.4 1.2 0.0 0.9 0.8 1.2 0.7 0.0
Away 8 6 21.5 0.8 2.5 3.3 1.1 - 0.6 1.1 0.6 0.9 0.4
Neutral 2 2 22.5 0.5 0.5 1.0 1.0 - 2.5 0.0 - 0.5 0.5
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Wins 17 16 23.9 0.8 2.9 3.8 1.3 0.0 0.9 0.9 1.0 0.8 0.2
Losses 9 5 18.6 0.7 1.3 2.0 0.9 - 1.0 0.7 1.5 0.6 0.1
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November 8 8 21.9 0.6 1.5 2.1 1.0 0.0 1.1 0.6 1.8 0.9 0.1
December 5 5 25.0 1.0 3.2 4.2 1.0 0.0 0.8 1.4 0.6 0.4 0.6
January 9 8 22.9 0.9 3.2 4.1 1.4 - 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.0
February 4 - 16.8 0.5 1.3 1.8 1.0 - 1.0 0.3 4.0 0.8 0.0
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 26 21 573 20 62 82 30 0 24 21 1.1 19 4
Conference 13 8 273 10 34 44 17 - 11 9 1.2 10 0
Exhibition 1 1 15 0 3 3 3 - 2 0 - 0 1
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Home 16 13 356 13 41 54 19 0 14 12 1.2 11 0
Away 8 6 172 6 20 26 9 - 5 9 0.6 7 3
Neutral 2 2 45 1 1 2 2 - 5 0 - 1 1
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Wins 17 16 406 14 50 64 22 0 15 15 1.0 14 3
Losses 9 5 167 6 12 18 8 - 9 6 1.5 5 1
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November 8 8 175 5 12 17 8 0 9 5 1.8 7 1
December 5 5 125 5 16 21 5 0 4 7 0.6 2 3
January 9 8 206 8 29 37 13 - 7 8 0.9 7 0
February 4 - 67 2 5 7 4 - 4 1 4.0 3 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 26 21 22.0 1.4 4.3 5.7 2.1 0.0 1.7 1.5 1.1 1.3 0.3
Conference 13 8 21.0 1.5 5.0 6.4 2.5 0.0 1.6 1.3 1.2 1.5 0.0
Exhibition 1 1 15.0 0.0 8.0 8.0 8.0 0.0 5.3 0.0 - 0.0 2.7
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Home 16 13 22.3 1.5 4.6 6.1 2.1 0.0 1.6 1.3 1.2 1.2 0.0
Away 8 6 21.5 1.4 4.7 6.0 2.1 0.0 1.2 2.1 0.6 1.6 0.7
Neutral 2 2 22.5 0.9 0.9 1.8 1.8 0.0 4.4 0.0 - 0.9 0.9
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Wins 17 16 23.9 1.4 4.9 6.3 2.2 0.0 1.5 1.5 1.0 1.4 0.3
Losses 9 5 18.6 1.4 2.9 4.3 1.9 0.0 2.2 1.4 1.5 1.2 0.2
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November 8 8 21.9 1.1 2.7 3.9 1.8 0.0 2.1 1.1 1.8 1.6 0.2
December 5 5 25.0 1.6 5.1 6.7 1.6 0.0 1.3 2.2 0.6 0.6 1.0
January 9 8 22.9 1.6 5.6 7.2 2.5 0.0 1.4 1.6 0.9 1.4 0.0
February 4 - 16.8 1.2 3.0 4.2 2.4 0.0 2.4 0.6 4.0 1.8 0.0