The Washington Metropolitan Basketball Hall of Fame's fourth induction dinner is tonight at 8 at the Sheraton Washington Hotel. Honorees include Lefty Driesell, Bob Faris and Fred Hetzel.

Local senior college players due to receive awards are Patrick Ewing (Georgetown), Mike Brown (George Washington), Steve Nesmith (American), Adrian Branch (Maryland) and Carlos Yates (George Mason).

DeMatha High School senior Danny Ferry also will be honored . . .

American University has had two National Invitation Tournament basketball teams in 12 years, in 1973 and 1982. Some of the players from both teams are returning for an "NIT II" game this Saturday at 3 p.m. on AU's upper tennis courts.

Kermit Washington and Lloyd Mays are back from the 1973 team; Gordon Austin, Juan Jones and Mark Nickens return from the 1982 squad . . .

Sherman Douglas of Spingarn High School and Kurk Lee of Baltimore's Dunbar will lead Team D.C., an AAU basketball squad comprised of 15 all-Met players from Washington and Baltimore, in a "basketball challenge" against the junior men's team of China on Friday, May 3, at George Washington University's Smith Center. Tickets are available for the 8 p.m. game at the Smith Center box office, 600 22nd St. NW . . .