34 years after his demise at 22, Maryland legend Len Bias on Sunday was chosen for enlistment to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. Bias drives a group of six players, including North Carolina’s Antawn Jamison and Kansas’ Paul Pierce, who will be cherished with mentors Tom Penders and Rick Byrd in Kansas City, Mo., next November.
Bias, a Prince George’s County local who featured at Northwestern High in Hyattsville, set 15 school precedents for the Terrapins from 1982 to 1986. He was a two time ACC player of the year, was a first-group all-American choice as a senior and completed as the school’s unequalled driving scorer (2,149 points).
“It’s well-deserved, long overdue,” Maryland Coach Mark Turgeon said Sunday. “It’s great for Maryland. It’s great for everybody that coached him, his teammates. . . . It’s really good news for our program.”
He was the No. 2 pick of the Boston Celtics in the 1986 NBA draft however passed on two days after the fact from heart failure identified with a cocaine overdose. His demise was a stun over the world and was a gigantic hit to the basketball community.
The 2021 College Basketball Hall of Fame Class is loaded up with capable players with Bias driving the way. Different players included in the class are Jim Jackson, Paul Pierce, Hersey Hawkins, David Greenwood, and Antawn Jamison. There likewise were two mentors highlighted in the class, and they are Rick Byrd and Tom Penders.
The 2021 class will be cherished in a function held in Kansas in November. It’s been more than a long time since Bias has played in school. His legacy is intact and will always live on for all years to come, and school basketball is giving him a unique honour that not every person can be a piece of. Bias will consistently be remembered in the basketball world.