Len Bias and Walt Williams were inducted into the Washington, D.C., Sports Hall of Fame Sunday at Nationals Park before the Nationals took on the Phillies.
Arguably the best player in Maryland basketball history, Bias is the program’s all-time third-leading scorer. During his playing days, he set 15 school records, was ACC Player of the Year twice, led the Terps to four straight NCAA tournaments and an ACC Championship in 1984. The Boston Celtics drafted Bias second overall before his tragic death two days later. He was 22. Bias was inducted to the Maryland Athletics Hall of Fame in 2014.
En route to an All-American nod, Williams notched 26.8 points per game and broke Bias’ scoring record of 23.2 points per game in his senior season; he scored 20-plus points in 19 straight games. The Sacramento Kings drafted Williams seventh overall in the 1992 NBA Draft; he played 11 years in the league. After his career, Williams created a $125,000 fund to benefit minority students at Maryland in honor of his father. He is now a sideline reporter for the Maryland Radio Network. Williams was inducted into the Maryland Athletics Hall of Fame in 2005.
Bias and Williams were inducted alongside Marty Aronoff, Peter Bondra, Steve Buckhantz, Grant Hill, Jaime Moreno, Charles Solomon “Buddy” Myer, David Poile and Eleni Rossides.
In other news
The men’s and women’s lacrosse teams were each named the No. 1 overall seeds in their respective NCAA Tournaments. It’s the sixth straight for the women and the third straight No. 1 overall seed for the men.
Both teams will play at noon Sunday in College Park, so set your DVRs for one while you attend the other.
The baseball team lost two of three to Nebraska over the weekend and now will struggle to make the Big Ten tournament, which is only eight teams.
DJ Durkin and Mark Turgeon served as Co-Honorary Chairmen for the 2018 Best Buddies Friendship Walk on Saturday.
Kevin Huerter, Bruno Fernando and Justin Jackson were all invited to the NBA Combine on Friday.