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Long Detroit sports-talk radio personality Matt Dery has landed a new gig.

Oakland University announced Thursday that Dery will serve as an analyst on men's basketball broadcasts this season.

Dery will work the majority of the 18 home games at the O'Rena in Rochester, and select Horizon League road games. He will team with long-time play-by-play man Neal Ruhl and former Oakland basketball player Cortney Scott.

"He is an established sportscaster in the Detroit media market and will add tremendous value to an already strong team," said Jeff Konya, Oakland athletic director.

Dery has been in the market for quite some time, working at 1130 (WDFN-AM), 97.1 The Ticket (WXYT-FM) and now-defunct Detroit Sports 105.1 (WMGC-FM).

After leaving 105.1, Dery served as in-game host for the inaugural season of the United Shore Professional Baseball League in Utica.

"I'm very excited about this new venture with the Golden Grizzlies," Dery said in a statement, adding it "was an opportunity I just couldn't pass up."

Dery has experience calling basketball games, having done Mid-American Conference games on FSD, Detroit Mercy games on radio and TV, and having filled in occasionally on Pistons television and radio.

Oakland games air on 1130 and on TV20.

"Matt's resume speaks for itself," Ruhl said. "It's not every day you get an opportunity to add someone of his caliber to your team."

Oakland in 2016-17 has one of its largest home schedules ever, including a marquee power-conference opponent in Georgia on Dec. 23.

tpaul@detroitnews.com

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