Bias to be inducted into the Collegiate Hall of Fame on Sunday
COLLEGE PARK, MD – Legendary Maryland men’s basketball player Len Bias is set to be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday, November 21 in Kansas City.
Bias will join Tom McMillen (1971-74) and former head coaches Lefty Driesell and Gary williams as the fourth Terrapin to be represented in the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.
He would have been 58 today, November 18.
The University of Maryland to Celebrate Bias Life and Legacy in First Home Game Following Hall of Fame Induction when they host Virginia Tech for their annual “Gold Rush” game on Wednesday, December 1 at 7:15 pm .
As part of the celebration, replica gold Len Bias swimsuits will be presented to the first 4,000 students in attendance. All fans in attendance will receive commemorative journals featuring Bias’ greatest accolades and achievements.
Additionally, Maryland Athletics is set to reveal a new “34” documentary via Terrapin Club +, which details the life and legacy of Bias of some of the sport’s most prominent voices. Among the voices included are Lefty Driesell, Walt williams, Tony Massenburg, Scott Van Pelt, Michael Wilbon, Johnny holliday, Jay Bilas and Frank Isola.
Bias was scheduled to be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2020, but the event has been postponed due to COVID-19. He will be inducted alongside David Greenwood, Hersey Hawkins, Jim Jackson, Antawn Jamison, Paul Pierce, Rick Byrd and Tom Penders.
Bias is widely regarded as one of the greatest players to ever wear a Maryland men’s basketball jersey, ending his incredible four-year career as the program’s all-time top scorer with 2,149 points from 1982 to 1986. He averaged 23.2 points during his senior season in 1985-86.
A two-time All-American, Bias is one of the few players to have twice won Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year honors, including Tim Duncan, Danny Ferry and Ralph Sampson.
Bias was selected with the No.2 pick in the 1986 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. He tragically passed away two days later.
Maryland Athletics encourages fans to visit The Bias Foundation to learn more about empowering families and youth to become agents of change in promoting healing, peace, unity and security in their local community.