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  • Hometown hero and role model, Chris Herren

Basketball Junkie: A Memoir


With coach Joe Occhi looking on, Portsmouth guard Chris Herren dribbles down the floor during a game against Lincoln last season. The Newport Daily News Player of the Year averaged 25 points as a sophomore.

PORTSMOUTH — Chris Herren knew this was coming, but initially he figured it would be a year from now. The plan was for the former Portsmouth High School boys basketball standout to transfer to another school after his junior year.


Chris Herren at the finish of the Boston Marathon.

Spradlin, going by the ring name Chris Hero, appears on 's DVD documentary, where he talks about competing against CM Punk during their independent circuit days.