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Ex-Celtic Chris Herren to speak at Milton High on substance abuse

Posted by Natalie Feulner  October 4, 2012 01:47 PM

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Former Boston Celtics player Chris Herren will give two anti-substance-abuse presentations at Milton High School for students and the community Oct. 18 and Oct. 19.

Herren will discuss his rise and fall in basketball, along with his struggles with substance abuse that nearly killed him, a statement from Milton Public Schools said.

Herren’s story was recently the subject of an ESPN documentary called “Unguarded” and he was also the subject of two books - “Fall River Dreams” and “Basketball Junkie,” written by Bill Reynolds. He regularly gives presentations around the state similar to the event scheduled for Milton.

After playing at Fresno State, Herren was drafted by the Denver Nuggets in 1992, and played one season Denver and one with the Celtics, before being waived in 2001.

His presentation in Milton will take about one hour and include a question-and-answer session at the end.

The Oct. 18 event will take place at 7 p.m. and the Oct. 19 event will take place at 9 a.m.

For more information about Herren and his presentations visit his website at www.ahoopdream.com.

Natalie Feulner can be reached at natalie.feulner@gmail.com.


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