Basketball Junkie

(B) 2011, Grades 9-Adult, 275 pages, St. Martin’s Griffin Press

A gifted athlete from Fall River, Massachusetts, Chris Heren was a basketball legend before he left high school. After a troubled, yet outstanding career at Fresno State, he would eventually fulfill his childhood dream of playing for the Boston Celtics, only to lose it all to a devastating addiction that nearly killed him. This story takes readers on a journey through Heren’s fall, rise and redemption.

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