Herren Hoops Tourney: 11 year old Drew Herren to play in one of weekend’s games

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The Herren hoops remain highly curious. An 11-year-old will be playing in this coming weekend’s sixth annual Herren Shootout basketball tournament, one of the most awaited games in the city.

Joining his 4th and 5th grade teammates from Rhode Island AAU, Drew Herren who just turned 11 on August 1 will be playing against a highly competitive Wareham team at the Fall River Boys and Girls Club this coming Friday at 8 p.m. Herren, a fifth-grader is brother of sophomore guard Chris Herren at Boston College and the son of Chris Herren who is a Durfee graduate and a former NBA guard.

A total of four games has been scheduled for the Herren Shootout on Friday and then followed by a very busy schedule from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. begins on Saturday.

The game for marquees of the tournament will begin at 9 in the evening this Friday when the Herren All-Stars face the Boston Amateur Basketball Club (BABC) 16U team. Boston Amateur Basketball Club is a national AAU powerhouse program. In the past seasons, their 16U team had 52-7 wins during the Zero Gravity nationals which only include the Eastern top teams and the New England Recruiting Report Invitational.

The second exciting game for the weekend will be on Saturday afternoon with the Herren Junior All-Stars against the eighth and ninth graders of the Expressions.

The events on Friday will begin with a girls’ game between the Bay State Elite and the Rhode Island AAU team at 6 p.m. This will be followed by a boys’ middle school game between New Bedford and Tiverton. Saturday events will start at 10 a.m.

Mike Herren, the tournament director and founder said the Herren tourney alumni will be expected to attend, and they will also be recognized.

There will be a $5 admission at the door but is free for any Boys and Girls Clubs from Bristol Country members.

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