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first_imgJohn McDermott will be at the Hazlet Township Library on Aug. 20 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss his book, “A Legend in His Own Mind.”In his book, McDermott, who starred at Raritan High School and Brookdale Community College in basketball, chronicled his basketball life, his descent to drug and alcohol addiction and his recovery. He will talk about what it was like writing his first book and how he overcame his addictions. His goal in writing the book is to help those with addictions overcome them and to prevent someone from using drugs in the first place. He wants his very personal story to be a life-saver.McDermott now lives in Middletown. Rutgers University Football will host the 2012 Fan Festival on Aug. 11 at the Rutgers Stadium Complex in Piscataway.Admission is free and the festival will be held rain or shine. In addition to meeting Rutgers players and coaches, the marching band and cheerleaders will be at the festival. Players will be available for free autographs. Attendees are encouraged to bring a camera to take pictures. Food, game tickets and merchandise will be on sale.For more information, contact Rutgers by phone at 866-445-4678, via email at [email protected] or visit the website at www.scarletknights.com.last_img read more