TOWNSEND — The North Middlesex Regional High School Booster presents Chris Herren “A hoop dream” on February 15 at 6:00 p.m. The event is no cost at the door and is a first come, first serve basis and we are expecting a full event. Doors open at 5:30 and close at 5:55 in the NMRHS Auditorium.

Chris Herren, a 6’2″ guard from Fall River, MA. scored 2073 career points while at Durfee High School. A Boston Globe and Gatorade player of the year, Herren received numerous awards and honors during his high school career, including being named to the McDonald’s All-American team in 1994.

Recruited by the top Division 1 programs in the country, Chris chose Boston College, only to break his wrist during his first varsity game. Sidelined by his injury, Herren failed several drug tests and left Boston College.

Picked up by Fresno State and legendary coach Jerry Tarkanian, Herren went on to lead the Western Athletic Conference and the nation is assists and steals and was named to the all-WAC team in 1996 and 1997.

Chris was drafted in the second round by the Denver Nuggets in the 1999 NBA draft, and played one year with the Nuggets prior to being traded to the Boston Celtics in 2000. As a Celtic, Herren had a career-high 18 points against Dallas, only to suffer a season-ending knee injury. After being released by the Celtics, Chris played basketball overseas in five countries.

Chris struggled with substance abuse for much of his basketball career. Alcohol and drug-free since Aug. 1, 2008, Chris has refocused his life and put his sobriety and family above all else.

Herren’s memoir, Basketball Junkie, written with Providence Journal columnist Bill Reynolds, was released in May of 2011.

Donations will be accepted to help NMRHS keep doing what we do best, giving to our athletic programs. Questions or donations email: billkoutrouba@gmail or call 978-621-2049.