Joey Gruden to play one more season with Dayton Flyers

Dayton’s Joey Gruden and Jeremiah Bonsu leave the court after a victory against Saint Joseph’s College on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at UD Arena. David Jablonski/Staff
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Dayton’s Joey Gruden and Jeremiah Bonsu leave the court after a victory against Saint Joseph’s College on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at UD Arena. David Jablonski/Staff

Walk-on guard to return as fifth-year senior in 2017-18

Senior Night for the Dayton Flyers won’t include one of the team’s six seniors.

UD announced Thursday walk-on Joey Gruden will return to the team next year. It will be his fifth year at the University of Dayton and his fourth season with the team.

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Gruden has appeared in 17 games in the last three seasons and six this season. He is the first walk-on off the bench in the final minutes.

Gruden’s dad, Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden, visited him on campus last weekend.

Dayton will honor its four senior starters — Charles Cooke, Kyle Davis, Kendall Pollard and Scoochie Smith — as well as senior walk-on Jeremiah Bonsu prior to an 8 p.m. Wednesday game against Virginia Commonwealth at UD Arena.

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