Bias to be inducted into Terps’ Hall of Fame

In this undated photograph provided by the family former University of Maryland basketball star Len Bias poses in his college uniform. Two days after being selected by the Boston Celtics as the No. 2 pick in the 1986 NBA draft Bias died of cocaine intoxication .When he completed his extraordinary basketball career at the University of Maryland, the only question surrounding Len Bias was whether he would dominate the NBA in the same fashion he ruled the Atlantic Coast Conference. Twenty years later, many still wonder.(AP Photo/Bias Family)
Should Len Bias be inducted into Hall of Fame?

wtopstaff | November 15, 2014 12:32 pm

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Len Bias, who died of a drug overdose soon after being the No. 2 pick in the 1986 NBA draft, will be inducted into the University of Maryland Hall of Fame.

Bias, who left as the school’s career scoring leader, was among eight players announced Wednesday by the Terrapins’ athletic department.

Bias was a two-time ACC player of the year and was the conference’s athlete of the year and a consensus first-team All-American in 1986. The Boston Celtics drafted him with the second pick, but he died two days later from cardiac arrhythmia induced by a cocaine overdose.

The induction ceremony is set for Oct. 3 in the school’s alumni center.

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