Former UD Flyer basketball player found dead

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A former Dayton Flyer basketball player has been found dead.

According to a Louisiana newspaper, Matt Derenbecker was found dead Sunday at a friend’s house in a swimming pool where he was house sitting. Derenbecker was 22 years old.

Derenbecker was a forward for the Flyers and left the program in 2013 when he transferred to UNO. He was from Louisiana, and originally transferred to UD from LSU.

In one season with Dayton, Derenbecker played in 30 games and averaged 4.5 points per game. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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