CHESTNUT HILL – (Wire Service Report) – Chris Herren Jr. will follow in his father and uncle’s footsteps and join the Boston College Eagles. Herren will enroll in classes this week after two years at Massachusetts’ Tabor Academy. He averaged 23.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 4.0 assists as a senior.
“Chris is a dynamic scorer who possesses a high basketball IQ. His ability to shoot from long-range and his playmaking ability will fit our playing style well,” head coach Jim Christian said in a news release from the team.
His father, Chris Herren Sr., played one game at Boston College in 1994 before failed drug tests derailed his season, leading to a transfer to Fresno State.
He spent three productive seasons there before embarking on a pro career that spanned two NBA teams and six countries.
Herren Sr.’s drug problems followed him from Boston College until his recovery in 2008. He now works as a motivational speaker. Mike Herren, Herren Sr’s brother, played one season at Boston College in 1989-90.