April 04, 2012
Boston Celtics and Denver Nuggets player Chris Herren will speak at
Mount Saint Mary College about his legendary basketball career, his
battle with drug addiction, and his recovery and new life.
The free event, part of the Mount’s “Culture of Life: Love
Yourself, Be Yourself, Be the Example Campaign” will be held April
17 at 8 pm in Aquinas Hall Theatre, 330 Powell Avenue, Newburgh,
NY. The public is invited.
Herren’s high school highlights included 2,073 career points,
and he was selected as Gatorade New England Player of the Year,
Boston Globe Massachusetts Player of the Year, and member of the
1994 McDonald’s All American team.
His substance use escalated during college and a stint in the
NBA, until he was found unconscious in his car and arrested for
Herren has refocused his life to put sobriety and family above
Since the summer of 2009, via Hoop Dreams with Chris Herren,
Inc., he has trained more than 200 basketball players, including
some of the top prospects in New England. Last year, the memoir
“Basketball Junkie” and an ESPN documentary, “Unguarded,” explored
Herren’s rebound. For more information on this speaker/performer,