Reggie Chaney, Former University of Houston Basketball Player, Dead at 23
Former University of Houston basketball player Reggie Chaney died on Monday at the age of 23. The cause of death was not immediately known.
Chaney, a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, played two seasons for the Arkansas Razorbacks before transferring to Houston. He played three seasons with the Cougars and was named the American Athletic Conference’s Sixth Man of the Year this past season.
Chaney was a key member of the Cougars’ 2021 team that advanced to the NCAA Final Four. He was known for his hustle and determination, and he was a popular figure among his teammates and coaches.
“Reggie was a relentless worker and loved by his coaches and teammates,” said Houston coach Kelvin Sampson. “His family is in our thoughts and prayers.”
Chaney’s death is a shock to the college basketball community. He was a promising young player with a bright future ahead of him. His loss will be felt by many.
In a statement, the University of Houston said, “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Reggie Chaney. He was a beloved member of our basketball family, and his impact on our program will be felt for years to come. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.”
Chaney’s former teammates and coaches took to social media to express their condolences.
“Two words that describe Reggie ‘Always Dependable,'” wrote former Houston teammate Justin Gorham. “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.”
“Reggie was a security blanket for me,” said Cougars guard Kyler Edwards. “He was always there for me, no matter what. I’m going to miss him a lot.”
Chaney’s death is a tragedy. He was a talented young man with a bright future ahead of him. His loss will be felt by many.
We extend our deepest condolences to Chaney’s family and friends.