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6'8" forward Reggie Chaney Announces He's Transferring to Houston Cougars men's basketball

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UPDATED: June 24, 2020 -- 5:48 p.m. CT

Wednesday afternoon, the Houston Cougars made it official and announced Reggie Chaney has transferred to the men's basketball program.

"That thing that impressed us about Reggie was that his style of play is very similar to our style of play. He is a big, strong, tough, hard-nosed player," Kelvin Sampson, Houston Cougars men's basketball head coach said. "The emphasis we place on rebounding will resonate with Reggie. He will continue to improve across the board, and we need him to. We were fortunate to sign a player of Reggie's caliber."

POSTED: June 22, 2020 -- 4:29 p.m. CT

Monday afternoon, Reggie Chaney, 6'8", 225 forward, announced he's transferring to the University of Houston Cougars men's basketball program. Chaney is transferring from the University of Arkansas where he played as a freshman and a sophomore.

Chaney entered the NCAA Transfer Portal last week.

Chaney's numbers during the 2019-'20 season are not eye-popping: he averaged 14.6 minutes per game while scoring 4.2 points and pulling down 2.1 boards per game. Chaney did shoot 67.1% from the floor this past season.

As a sophomore, Chaney played in 29 games and started seven. As a freshman, Chaney played in all 34 games and started two while averaging 5.4 points per game with 3.5 rebounds a contest.

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In Arkansas' final 10 games in 2019-'20, Chaney scored in five of the 10 games. He scored a season-high 17 points (in 36 minutes) versus Missouri on February 8. Chaney scored 10 points (in 20 minutes) in the next game versus Tennessee on February 10. Next, Chaney scored 4 (in 18 minutes) versus Mississippi State; then, Chaney was scoreless in 4 straight games (a total of 20 minutes in the four games); 2 points versus LSU (6 minutes); 0 versus Texas A&M (3 minutes); and, finally, 4 points versus Vanderbilt (18 minutes).

He blocked 62 shots in 63 games -- with at least 3 blocked shots occurring in 9 games. Chaney blocked 1 shot per 15.79 minutes in his Razorbacks' career.

Per NCAA's current transfer rules, Chaney will sit out the upcoming 2020-'21 season and have two seasons of eligibility remaining. However, Mark Berman of Fox 26 Sports reports, Chaney will submit a waiver request to the NCAA to play in the 2020-'21 season.

If Chaney is granted a waiver request to play in 2020-'21, he could received minutes to help fill Houston forward Fabian White's minutes. White will miss the season following surgery to repair a torn ACL knee injury.

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