Herren to visit BSA 'Summer Zone' program

July, 25, 2012
7/25/12
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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.

Scott Barboza

Reporter, ESPNBoston.com
Scott Barboza joined ESPNBoston.com as a high schools editor/reporter in May 2010. He spent the previous three seasons working in the New England Patriots media relations department after a stint at the Taunton Daily Gazette, where he covered everything from Little League baseball to the Boston Red Sox.

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