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.
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