Herren to visit BSA 'Summer Zone' program

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.