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MM 11.30: Len Bias to be inducted into National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame

This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

The Washington Post

More than 34 years after his tragic death, Maryland men’s basketball legend Len Bias will finally be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. The late Bias is a part of an eight-man class that will be inducted in November 2021, per release.

“I’m really excited for the Bias family on Len being selected for enshrinement into the Hall of Fame,” said Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon. “It’s a well-deserved honor and well overdue. It’s great news for the Maryland program and for all those associated with Len.”

This is indeed a long-overdue move for one of the greatest college basketball players of all time. Bias’ 2,149 points currently sit at third all-time in the Maryland record books. It should be noted that Bias is the only player in the top-three who played without a universal three-point line.

Bias dominated the ACC from 1982-1986, being named ACC Player of the Year in 1985 and 1986. In addition, Bias earned All-American honors in both of those seasons. After the 1986 season, Bias was selected second overall in the 1986 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics.

Often compared to Michael Jordan, Len Bias was as exciting of a player as they come. His explosive dunks and smooth shooting — Bias held a career 53.6 shooting percentage — made him a must-see player every time he took the floor.

One of the greatest athletes to ever sport a Maryland uniform, Len Bias will officially go from legend to Hall of Famer.

In Other News

Maryland men’s basketball used a 21-0 run to improve to 3-0 in a 79-61 win over Mount St. Mary’s.

Lila gave her three takeaways from Maryland football’s 27-11 loss to No. 12 Indiana.

Lauren broke down Maryland women’s basketball’s big bounce back win over No. 14 Arkansas.

The Terps were excited postgame after improving to 3-0 following Sunday’s win.

Darryl Morsell has seamlessly stepped into the leader role for Maryland men’s basketball.

Maryland women’s basketball set new records in its 115-96 blowout win over Arkansas.

Katie Benzan and Angel Reese both picked up honors at the “Beach Bubble” as the Terps return to College Park at 2-1.

Former Terps star Stefon Diggs celebrated his 27th birthday by leading the Buffalo Bills with seven receptions in a 27-21 win over the Los Angeles Chargers.

Maryland football is hoping for the best for former Terrapins WR DJ Moore, who left Sunday’s Panthers game with a non-contact injury.

Maryland men’s soccer is eagerly awaiting the start of next season and hopes it ends similar to some of its past teams.