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Reggie Chaney, Former Houston MBB Player, Dies at 23

College basketball is mourning the loss of a former Houston Cougar as Reggie Chaney, the 2022-23 American Athletic Conference Sixth-Man of the Year, has died at the age of 23.

Chaney was set to join the AE Psychiko — a professional basketball team in Greece — according to a report from the Houston Chronicle.

After spending the 2018 and 2019 seasons with Arkansas, Chaney transferred to Houston, where he spent the final three years of his college career.


Over the course of his career, Chaney averaged 4.0 points and 2.9 rebounds per game, in 14.0 minutes per game over five seasons.

A former three-star PF out of Frisco, Texas, and formerly Tulsa, Oklahoma, Chaney was a member of the 2021-22 Houston Cougars squad that made a run to the Final Four under Kelvin Sampson.

“Two words that describe Reggie “Always Dependable,” former Houston teammate Justin Gorham wrote on Twitter. “No matter the situation yk Reg gonna give his 110%. Glad I got the chance to lace em up with him, without Reg we don’t accomplish half the things we did. Rest easy brother LOVE.” 


Former Arkansas teammate Mason Jones also put together a memorial for Chaney on Twitter.

‘Pls give Reggie his flowers … if only y’all knew what he was really going through .. just a kid from Tulsa .. going to miss you brotha fr .. real life brotha, roommate and one of the realest guys you will ever meet !” Jones wrote.

A cause of death has not been released as of this time and was not immediately known at his time of death.

From the outpouring of support for the Chaney family on Twitter, it’s easy to see that the former Cougar made quite the impact on those around him, and will certainly be missed.

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