Former NBA player Chris Herren will address Montour students and community members in a motivational speech on the dangers of substance abuse.
Herren, who formerly appeared on the roster for the Denver Nuggets and Boston Celtics, will discuss his history of drug addiction and the impact it had on his career, according to an announcement from district administrators.
Herren, a convicted felon on drug charges, was released from the Celtics in 2004 after being arrested for heroin possession.
Sober since 2008, he has since launched The HerrenProject, a national anti-substance abuse campaign that includes the Project Purple initiative, which aims to encourage people recovering from drug addiction.
Herren was profiled on ESPN's award-winning 30 for 30 documentary series, and has authored the book Basketball Junkie. He now tours, discussing his struggle with substance abuse.
Two assemblies featuring Herren will take place in the new Montour Athletic Center on Clever Road.
The first assembly at 7:30 p.m. March 19 will be open to the public. Students in the district will attend a separate assembly on March 20; David E. Williams students will be bused to the event.
Students in grades 6 to 12 will listen to Herren's presentation. Attendees are asked to wear purple in recognition of Herren's program.