Chris Herren, Jr. has reclassified to the Class of 2018 and will join Boston College for the upcoming season, the school announced Monday.
“We are excited to add Chris to our program,” Eagles coach Jim Christian said in a statement. “He 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.”
Herren’s father, Chris Sr., played on season with BC before transferring to Fresno State and ultimately embarking on a two-year NBA career. The elder Herren, though, has become known primarily for his work as a motivational speaker regarding substance abuse and recovery after his own basketball career was derailed by addiction issues.
The younger Herren, whose uncle Michael also played for the Eagles, was originally going to be a member of the 2019 class after a year of prep school, but instead will join BC immediately after signing a financial aid agreement.
The 6-foot-3 guard averaged 23 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists per game last season at Tabor Academy while also shooting 42 percent from 3-point range.