Christopher Albert Herren was born on September 27,1975 and is an American former professional basketball player and motivational speaker.
16 Facts About Chris Herren
Chris Herren played in the NBA and several leagues overseas.
Chris Herren was the central figure in a book about Durfee High basketball entitled Fall River Dreams.
Chris Herren turned down offers from the University of Kentucky and Duke University to play at Boston College.
Chris Herren impressed everyone at practice, and when Chris Herren made his debut, as a sophomore, on December 10,1996, for the Bulldogs.
On November 25,1997, Chris Herren was found to have failed another drug test.
Chris Herren finished the season strong, willing Fresno State into the National Invitation Tournament by leading the Bulldogs past Hawaii.
Chris Herren led the squad into Madison Square Garden but the Bulldogs fell short.
Chris Herren ended up playing 70 games from 1999 to 2001 as a member of the Nuggets and Celtics.
Chris Herren went to play professionally for teams in Italy, Poland, Turkey, China, Germany and Iran.
Chris Herren once scored 63 points in a CBA game for the Beijing Ducks.
Chris Herren struggled with substance use for much of his career.
In December 2004, Chris Herren was charged with possession of heroin after passing out in the drive thru of a Dunkin' Donuts in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.
Chris Herren wrote a book with Providence Journal columnist Bill Reynolds titled Basketball Junkie: A Memoir, documenting his career on and off the court.
Chris Herren's goal is to educate and inspire students in a way they'll actually listen.
Chris Herren has spoken to over a million students and others, while advocating for curriculum change to help youth get to the core of the need for alcohol and drug abuse - mental health and PTSD awareness.