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Herren to visit BSA 'Summer Zone' program

7/25/2012

The Boston Scholar Athletes program will host Chris Herren on Thursday as part of its Summer Zone program at Boston College.

Here's more from the release:

Former NBA player Chris Herren, author of the book "Basketball Junkie: A Memoir" and subject of the Emmy-nominated ESPN documentary "Unguarded", will visit the Boston Scholar Athletes’ (BSA) ‘Summer Zone’ program at Boston College tomorrow.

Herren, who in 2009 launched Hoop Dreams with Chris Herren, a basketball player development company that mentors young players on and off the court, is participating in the BSA’s three-day enrichment program, provided free-of-charge, for 50 Boston Public School student athletes.

As part of a free three-day program for 50 Boston Public School scholar-athletes, Chris Herren will talk about the pressures he faced as a recognized high school, college and eventually professional athlete, his struggles with addiction, and his subsequent triumph over his substance abuse.