20 Sam Jefferson
20 Sam Jefferson
Height: 6-4
Weight: 200
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Newton, Mass.
High School: Phillips Academy
Position: G
gp 25
pts/g 18.2
fg % 49.2
3pt % 42.5
ft % 80.0
reb/g 4.1
a/g 1.8

BEFORE COLBY

Sam graduated from Newton North and Phillips Academy, where he played basketball. At Newton, he was a Bay State All-Star and won the Chinese Language Distinction Award. Sam has worked at Hoop Mountain Basketball Camp.

AT COLBY

Sam is majoring in Economics with a concentration in Financial Markets and minors in Chinese. He did research in Taiwan in summers of 2017 and 2018 with professor Adam Howard. Sam has worked with the Pine Tree Basketball Camp run by head coach Damien Strahorn and has worked at Hoop Mountain Basketball. He also worked with the EOP Group, a lobbying firm in Washington D.C.

2018-19 season highlights: Jefferson earned First Team All-State Team, NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team, and Google Cloud Academic All-District 1 Basketball Team honors. A one-time NESCAC Player of the Week, USBWA National Player of the Week, and two-time Maine Men's Basketball Player of the Week, he was fourth in the conference in points per game (18.2) and three-point percentage (42.5). Sam started all 25 games for the Mules, leading the team in minutes with 31.8 per game. He also averaged 4.1 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and one steal per contest. In the NESCAC quarterfinal game, Jefferson passed 1,000 career points.

2017-18 season highlights: Sam was on the Maine State Second Team. Jefferson started in all 24 games for the Mules, averaging 29.0 minutes a game. He finished first on the team in points (369) and third in both rebounds (92) and assists (45). He averaged 13.9 points, 2.3 assists, and 4.3 rebounds in conference games. Through just two seasons with the Mules, Sam already has 555 points, 188 rebounds, 84 assists, 119 made 3-points shots, 29 steals, and 20 blocks. Sam was on the NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team.

2016-17 season highlights: Jefferson played in all 24 games for the Mules, averaging 24.1 minutes a game. He averaged 7.8 points, nine points against NESCAC teams, 1.6 assists, and four rebounds per contest.

Recent Games
Jan 26 at Hamilton W, 86-78
Feb 1 Williams L, 84-68
Feb 2 Middlebury L, 81-68
Feb 8 at Wesleyan (Conn.) W, 90-80
Feb 9 at Connecticut Col. W, 72-66
Feb 16 at Hamilton L, 93-88
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 25 10
Games started 25 10
Minutes 795 356
Minutes per game 31.8 35.6
FG 151-307 62-129
FG Pct 49.2 48.1
3PT 88-207 39-94
3PT Pct 42.5 41.5
FT 64-80 25-35
FT Pct 80.0 71.4
Off rebounds 25 7
Def rebounds 77 38
Total rebounds 102 45
Rebounds per game 4.1 4.5
Personal fouls 48 23
Disqualifications - -
Assists 44 19
Turnovers 31 19
Assist to turnover ratio 1.4 1.0
Steals 24 10
Blocks 14 7
Points 454 188
Points per game 18.2 18.8
Points per 40 min 22.8 21.1
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 16 Me.-Presque Isle W, 109-68 1 25 3-9 33.3 1-6 16.7 0-0 - 7
Nov 18 Southern Me. W, 115-79 1 24 7-10 70.0 5-8 62.5 2-2 100.0 21
Nov 20 at Thomas (ME) W, 77-47 1 28 4-8 50.0 2-5 40.0 2-2 100.0 12
Nov 24 vs. Dominican (Ill.) W, 83-62 1 29 6-10 60.0 4-7 57.1 4-5 80.0 20
Nov 25 at UC Santa Cruz L, 80-77 1 36 4-9 44.4 2-6 33.3 4-4 100.0 14
Nov 29 at Bowdoin W, 83-70 1 34 9-18 50.0 4-10 40.0 5-5 100.0 27
Dec 1 Colby-Sawyer W, 92-68 1 13 2-7 28.6 1-3 33.3 5-7 71.4 10
Dec 4 at Me.-Farmington W, 92-76 1 36 7-16 43.8 5-13 38.5 3-4 75.0 22
Dec 6 at Gordon L, 85-79 1 36 9-22 40.9 4-12 33.3 0-0 - 22
Dec 8 at Bates W, 86-69 1 34 4-10 40.0 3-7 42.9 0-0 - 11
Jan 4 Tufts W, 103-93 1 34 12-17 70.6 8-12 66.7 0-2 0.0 32
Jan 5 Bates L, 81-71 1 35 5-13 38.5 2-10 20.0 0-0 - 12
Jan 7 Me.-Farmington W, 74-65 1 28 7-12 58.3 3-7 42.9 2-4 50.0 19
Jan 10 Pine Manor W, 104-75 1 25 6-9 66.7 4-6 66.7 0-0 - 16
Jan 13 at Trinity (Conn.) L, 62-60 1 36 3-8 37.5 2-4 50.0 0-0 - 8
Jan 15 Maine Maritime W, 87-68 1 22 7-12 58.3 1-5 20.0 5-5 100.0 20
Jan 19 Bowdoin L, 72-69 1 39 5-15 33.3 3-11 27.3 4-6 66.7 17
Jan 22 Husson W, 101-98 1 33 10-19 52.6 7-12 58.3 2-2 100.0 29
Jan 25 at Amherst W, 83-73 1 36 4-9 44.4 4-7 57.1 12-14 85.7 24
Jan 26 at Hamilton W, 86-78 1 37 9-14 64.3 6-10 60.0 5-6 83.3 29
Feb 1 Williams L, 84-68 1 35 5-8 62.5 5-7 71.4 0-1 0.0 15
Feb 2 Middlebury L, 81-68 1 37 7-16 43.8 2-11 18.2 0-0 - 16
Feb 8 at Wesleyan (Conn.) W, 90-80 1 33 5-13 38.5 4-11 36.4 1-2 50.0 15
Feb 9 at Connecticut Col. W, 72-66 1 34 7-16 43.8 3-11 27.3 3-4 75.0 20
Feb 16 at Hamilton L, 93-88 1 36 4-7 57.1 3-6 50.0 5-5 100.0 16
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 16 Me.-Presque Isle W, 109-68 1 25 0 5 5 2 2 1.0 1 1 1 -
Nov 18 Southern Me. W, 115-79 1 24 1 3 4 3 1 3.0 1 0 2 -
Nov 20 at Thomas (ME) W, 77-47 1 28 1 0 1 1 2 0.5 0 0 1 -
Nov 24 vs. Dominican (Ill.) W, 83-62 1 29 1 3 4 1 0 - 3 1 1 -
Nov 25 at UC Santa Cruz L, 80-77 1 36 3 1 4 1 0 - 2 0 4 -
Nov 29 at Bowdoin W, 83-70 1 34 0 3 3 3 0 - 0 0 0 -
Dec 1 Colby-Sawyer W, 92-68 1 13 2 0 2 0 1 0.0 0 0 4 -
Dec 4 at Me.-Farmington W, 92-76 1 36 2 3 5 1 2 0.5 1 0 3 -
Dec 6 at Gordon L, 85-79 1 36 1 3 4 3 1 3.0 1 1 2 -
Dec 8 at Bates W, 86-69 1 34 2 6 8 1 0 - 2 0 0 -
Jan 4 Tufts W, 103-93 1 34 1 7 8 6 1 6.0 5 4 2 -
Jan 5 Bates L, 81-71 1 35 1 4 5 4 0 - 0 0 1 -
Jan 7 Me.-Farmington W, 74-65 1 28 2 3 5 2 1 2.0 0 0 3 -
Jan 10 Pine Manor W, 104-75 1 25 1 2 3 4 0 - 0 1 1 -
Jan 13 at Trinity (Conn.) L, 62-60 1 36 0 4 4 2 1 2.0 0 1 2 -
Jan 15 Maine Maritime W, 87-68 1 22 0 3 3 0 1 0.0 3 1 1 -
Jan 19 Bowdoin L, 72-69 1 39 0 3 3 0 2 0.0 1 0 2 -
Jan 22 Husson W, 101-98 1 33 1 2 3 2 0 - 0 2 0 -
Jan 25 at Amherst W, 83-73 1 36 1 4 5 1 5 0.2 1 0 1 -
Jan 26 at Hamilton W, 86-78 1 37 1 7 8 0 2 0.0 0 1 3 -
Feb 1 Williams L, 84-68 1 35 2 4 6 1 1 1.0 0 0 3 -
Feb 2 Middlebury L, 81-68 1 37 1 1 2 0 4 0.0 1 1 2 -
Feb 8 at Wesleyan (Conn.) W, 90-80 1 33 0 2 2 4 2 2.0 1 0 3 -
Feb 9 at Connecticut Col. W, 72-66 1 34 0 2 2 1 1 1.0 1 0 4 -
Feb 16 at Hamilton L, 93-88 1 36 1 2 3 1 1 1.0 0 0 2 -
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2016-17 24 10 24.1 2.4-6.2 38.9 1.9-5.2 36.8 1.0-1.2 82.8 7.8
2017-18 24 24 29.0 5.1-11.6 43.9 3.0-8.4 36.1 2.2-2.7 81.3 15.4
2018-19 25 25 31.8 6.0-12.3 49.2 3.5-8.3 42.5 2.6-3.2 80.0 18.2
Total 73 59 28.4 4.5-10.1 45.1 2.8-7.3 38.8 1.9-2.4 80.9 13.8
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2016-17 24 10 579 58-149 38.9 46-125 36.8 24-29 82.8 186
2017-18 24 24 696 122-278 43.9 73-202 36.1 52-64 81.3 369
2018-19 25 25 795 151-307 49.2 88-207 42.5 64-80 80.0 454
Total 73 59 2070 331-734 45.1 207-534 38.8 140-173 80.9 1009
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
2016-17 24 10 24.1 4.0-10.3 38.9 3.2-8.6 36.8 1.7-2.0 82.8 12.8
2017-18 24 24 29.0 7.0-16.0 43.9 4.2-11.6 36.1 3.0-3.7 81.3 21.2
2018-19 25 25 31.8 7.6-15.4 49.2 4.4-10.4 42.5 3.2-4.0 80.0 22.8
Total 73 59 28.4 6.4-14.2 45.1 4.0-10.3 38.8 2.7-3.3 80.9 19.5
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
2016-17 24 10 24.1 0.7 3.3 4.0 1.3 - 1.6 0.8 2.1 0.7 0.3
2017-18 24 24 29.0 0.5 3.3 3.8 1.3 0.0 1.9 1.0 1.9 0.5 0.5
2018-19 25 25 31.8 1.0 3.1 4.1 1.9 - 1.8 1.2 1.4 1.0 0.6
Total 73 59 28.4 0.7 3.2 4.0 1.5 0.0 1.8 1.0 1.7 0.7 0.5
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2016-17 24 10 579 17 79 96 32 - 39 19 2.1 16 8
2017-18 24 24 696 12 80 92 30 1 45 24 1.9 13 12
2018-19 25 25 795 25 77 102 48 - 44 31 1.4 24 14
Total 73 59 2070 54 236 290 110 1 128 74 1.7 53 34
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
2016-17 24 10 24.1 1.2 5.5 6.6 2.2 0.0 2.7 1.3 2.1 1.1 0.6
2017-18 24 24 29.0 0.7 4.6 5.3 1.7 0.1 2.6 1.4 1.9 0.7 0.7
2018-19 25 25 31.8 1.3 3.9 5.1 2.4 0.0 2.2 1.6 1.4 1.2 0.7
Total 73 59 28.4 1.0 4.6 5.6 2.1 0.0 2.5 1.4 1.7 1.0 0.7
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 25 25 31.8 6.0-12.3 49.2 3.5-8.3 42.5 2.6-3.2 80.0 18.2
Conference 10 10 35.6 6.2-12.9 48.1 3.9-9.4 41.5 2.5-3.5 71.4 18.8
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 12 12 29.2 6.3-12.2 51.7 3.5-8.2 42.9 1.7-2.4 69.0 17.8
Away 12 12 34.7 5.8-12.5 46.0 3.5-8.5 41.2 3.3-3.8 87.0 18.3
Neutral 1 1 29.0 6.0-10.0 60.0 4.0-7.0 57.1 4.0-5.0 80.0 20.0
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Wins 17 17 29.7 6.4-12.3 52.2 3.8-8.2 46.4 3.0-3.8 79.7 19.6
Losses 8 8 36.3 5.2-12.2 42.9 2.9-8.4 34.3 1.6-2.0 81.3 15.0
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November 6 6 29.3 5.5-10.7 51.6 3.0-7.0 42.9 2.8-3.0 94.4 16.8
December 4 4 29.8 5.5-13.8 40.0 3.2-8.8 37.1 2.0-2.8 72.7 16.3
January 10 10 32.5 6.8-12.8 53.1 4.0-8.4 47.6 3.0-3.9 76.9 20.6
February 5 5 35.0 5.6-12.0 46.7 3.4-9.2 37.0 1.8-2.4 75.0 16.4
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 25 25 795 151-307 49.2 88-207 42.5 64-80 80.0 454
Conference 10 10 356 62-129 48.1 39-94 41.5 25-35 71.4 188
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Home 12 12 350 76-147 51.7 42-98 42.9 20-29 69.0 214
Away 12 12 416 69-150 46.0 42-102 41.2 40-46 87.0 220
Neutral 1 1 29 6-10 60.0 4-7 57.1 4-5 80.0 20
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Wins 17 17 505 109-209 52.2 65-140 46.4 51-64 79.7 334
Losses 8 8 290 42-98 42.9 23-67 34.3 13-16 81.3 120
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November 6 6 176 33-64 51.6 18-42 42.9 17-18 94.4 101
December 4 4 119 22-55 40.0 13-35 37.1 8-11 72.7 65
January 10 10 325 68-128 53.1 40-84 47.6 30-39 76.9 206
February 5 5 175 28-60 46.7 17-46 37.0 9-12 75.0 82
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 25 25 31.8 7.6-15.4 49.2 4.4-10.4 42.5 3.2-4.0 80.0 22.8
Conference 10 10 35.6 7.0-14.5 48.1 4.4-10.6 41.5 2.8-3.9 71.4 21.1
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 12 12 29.2 8.7-16.8 51.7 4.8-11.2 42.9 2.3-3.3 69.0 24.5
Away 12 12 34.7 6.6-14.4 46.0 4.0-9.8 41.2 3.8-4.4 87.0 21.2
Neutral 1 1 29.0 8.3-13.8 60.0 5.5-9.7 57.1 5.5-6.9 80.0 27.6
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Wins 17 17 29.7 8.6-16.6 52.2 5.1-11.1 46.4 4.0-5.1 79.7 26.5
Losses 8 8 36.3 5.8-13.5 42.9 3.2-9.2 34.3 1.8-2.2 81.3 16.6
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November 6 6 29.3 7.5-14.5 51.6 4.1-9.5 42.9 3.9-4.1 94.4 23.0
December 4 4 29.8 7.4-18.5 40.0 4.4-11.8 37.1 2.7-3.7 72.7 21.8
January 10 10 32.5 8.4-15.8 53.1 4.9-10.3 47.6 3.7-4.8 76.9 25.4
February 5 5 35.0 6.4-13.7 46.7 3.9-10.5 37.0 2.1-2.7 75.0 18.7
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 25 25 31.8 1.0 3.1 4.1 1.9 - 1.8 1.2 1.4 1.0 0.6
Conference 10 10 35.6 0.7 3.8 4.5 2.3 - 1.9 1.9 1.0 1.0 0.7
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 12 12 29.2 1.0 3.1 4.1 1.8 - 2.0 1.2 1.7 1.0 0.8
Away 12 12 34.7 1.0 3.1 4.1 2.1 - 1.6 1.4 1.1 0.8 0.3
Neutral 1 1 29.0 1.0 3.0 4.0 1.0 - 1.0 0.0 - 3.0 1.0
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Wins 17 17 29.7 0.9 3.2 4.2 1.8 - 1.9 1.2 1.5 1.1 0.6
Losses 8 8 36.3 1.1 2.8 3.9 2.3 - 1.5 1.3 1.2 0.6 0.4
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November 6 6 29.3 1.0 2.5 3.5 1.5 - 1.8 0.8 2.2 1.2 0.3
December 4 4 29.8 1.8 3.0 4.8 2.3 - 1.3 1.0 1.3 1.0 0.3
January 10 10 32.5 0.8 3.9 4.7 1.6 - 2.1 1.3 1.6 1.0 1.0
February 5 5 35.0 0.8 2.2 3.0 2.8 - 1.4 1.8 0.8 0.6 0.2
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 25 25 795 25 77 102 48 - 44 31 1.4 24 14
Conference 10 10 356 7 38 45 23 - 19 19 1.0 10 7
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 12 12 350 12 37 49 22 - 24 14 1.7 12 10
Away 12 12 416 12 37 49 25 - 19 17 1.1 9 3
Neutral 1 1 29 1 3 4 1 - 1 0 - 3 1
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Wins 17 17 505 16 55 71 30 - 32 21 1.5 19 11
Losses 8 8 290 9 22 31 18 - 12 10 1.2 5 3
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November 6 6 176 6 15 21 9 - 11 5 2.2 7 2
December 4 4 119 7 12 19 9 - 5 4 1.3 4 1
January 10 10 325 8 39 47 16 - 21 13 1.6 10 10
February 5 5 175 4 11 15 14 - 7 9 0.8 3 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 25 25 31.8 1.3 3.9 5.1 2.4 0.0 2.2 1.6 1.4 1.2 0.7
Conference 10 10 35.6 0.8 4.3 5.1 2.6 0.0 2.1 2.1 1.0 1.1 0.8
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 12 12 29.2 1.4 4.2 5.6 2.5 0.0 2.7 1.6 1.7 1.4 1.1
Away 12 12 34.7 1.2 3.6 4.7 2.4 0.0 1.8 1.6 1.1 0.9 0.3
Neutral 1 1 29.0 1.4 4.1 5.5 1.4 0.0 1.4 0.0 - 4.1 1.4
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Wins 17 17 29.7 1.3 4.4 5.6 2.4 0.0 2.5 1.7 1.5 1.5 0.9
Losses 8 8 36.3 1.2 3.0 4.3 2.5 0.0 1.7 1.4 1.2 0.7 0.4
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November 6 6 29.3 1.4 3.4 4.8 2.0 0.0 2.5 1.1 2.2 1.6 0.5
December 4 4 29.8 2.4 4.0 6.4 3.0 0.0 1.7 1.3 1.3 1.3 0.3
January 10 10 32.5 1.0 4.8 5.8 2.0 0.0 2.6 1.6 1.6 1.2 1.2
February 5 5 35.0 0.9 2.5 3.4 3.2 0.0 1.6 2.1 0.8 0.7 0.2