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Walt Williams & Tony Massenburg release book inspired by Len Bias

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Former Maryland basketball players Walt Williams and Tony Massenburg have collaborated to release a new book, just in time for the holiday season.

The book, titled “Lessons from Lenny,” details three decades of conversation between the two players and the impact Len Bias’ death had on their lives. Massenburg was Bias’ teammate as a freshman at Maryland, while Williams was a high school sophomore at the time of Bias’ death who later played for the Terps despite sanctions that threatened to derail the program during his time in College Park.

“Whenever Tony and I talked about Maryland basketball, Len Bias’ name would always come up and dominate the conversation,” Williams told Maryland Athletics. “We felt it was important to let everyone know what an inspiration Len Bias was to us and the way he impacted both the state of Maryland and the university.”

The book also includes contributions from many others, including Gary Williams, Lefty Driesell, Len Elmore, Johnny Rhodes, Keith Booth, Juan Dixon and Steve Blake. Limited copies are available, and you can purchase the book here.

In other news

Maryland basketball suffered a tough loss at home to Seton Hall on Saturday. It was another close game where the Terps made enough mistakes to lose.

Here’s the good, the bad and the ugly from the loss.

Even if you didn’t enjoy the game, you’re bound to enjoy these photos from Lila.

Maryland needs to make better decisions and have better free-throw shooting to grow, writes The Athletic’s Patrick Stevens.

Here’s a nice feature from The Washington Post’s Emily Giambalvo on two Maryland fans who make a scrapbook for every men’s basketball player.

Maryland women’s basketball freshman Taylor Mikesell had her high school jersey retired.

Former Terps once again made plays on Sunday:

JC Jackson recorded his fifth interception of the season against the Bills.

Sean Davis also had an interception against the Saints.

And Stefon Diggs caught his eighth touchdown pass of the season.

Editor’s note: The Maryland Minute will return Thursday, Dec. 27. Merry Christmas!!!