Len Bias to be inducted into Maryland Athletics Hall of Fame

Courtesy of University of Maryland
Courtesy of University of Maryland

Maryland basketball legend Len Bias will be inducted into the school’s athletic Hall of Fame in October, officials announced Wednesday morning.

Bias remains one of the school’s most decorated stars, setting 15 school records by the time he finished his four-year playing career in 1986.  That includes career points (2,147), single-season points (743) and career double-figure scoring games (108). Bias was honored twice as ACC player of the year and led the Terrapins to four consecutive NCAA tournaments.

He was drafted second overall by the Boston Celtics in  June 1986, but died two days later from cardiac arrest related to a cocaine overdose.

[Related: John Feinstein: Len Bias, Pete Rose don't deserve to be in Halls of Fame.]

[Related: From D.C. Sports Bog: Maryland was right to enshrine Len Bias.]

Bias is one of seven Maryland alumni who will be inducted in the Hall of Fame class of 2014. The list includes former football player Charlie Wysocki; former football and track and field star Edward G. Cooke; men’s lacrosse player Bob Boneillo; field hockey and women’s lacrosse player Maureen “Bean” Scott Dupcak; women’s lacrosse player Alex Kahoe; women’s basketball player Debbie Lytle; and athletic trainer Sandy Worth.

“We would like to congratulate our newest inductees and their families on their selection for the Maryland Athletics Hall of Fame,” University of Maryland Director of Athletics Kevin Anderson said in a statement. “It’s an exciting time for us to honor and recognize the incredible accomplishments of our former student-athletes during their time in College Park.”

The induction ceremony will be Oct. 3 in the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center.

 

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