About Us

Based in Portsmouth, RI, Hoop Dreams with Chris Herren offers customized, superior basketball training to athletes of every ability level, as well as motivational speaking engagements nationwide.

Specializing in all areas of skill development, the Hoop Dreams with Chris Herren team works with each player to maximize their ability, breaking down the game of basketball to achieve the optimal level of play and conditioning. Each player will gain valuable, individualized training designed to focus on basic basketball skill technique to develop the total player.

Since 2011 Chris has dedicated himself to sharing his story with athletes, students, community groups and corporations.  Providing motivation on and off the court, Chris continues driving forward to help others find their dream and prove it is never too late.

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Basketball Junkie

BasketballJunkieMemoir by Chris Herren and Bill Reynolds

In his own works, Chris Herren tells how he nearly lost everything and everyone he loved, and how he found a way back to life. Powerful, honest, and dramatic, Basketball Junkie is a remarkable memoir, harrowing in its decent, and heartbreaking in its return.

ESPN Films: Unguarded

unguardedChris Herren, Fall River, Massachusetts’ high school basketball superstar, played for Boston College, Jerry Tarkanian’s Fresno State team, bounced around the NBA (playing for his beloved Cletics) and around the globe. After struggling with substance abuse for much of his career, Chris–the youngest and most talented of three generations of local heroes–has found redemption and personal fulfillment through the game.