Len Bias heads DC Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2018

WASHINGTON — Six D.C. area natives, including basketball legend Len Bias, are among the newest members of the D.C. Sports Hall of Fame in 2018.

“This year’s outstanding group of inductees consists of extraordinary individuals who have achieved excellence in sports here in the Nation’s Capital and includes six who come from this area,” said D.C. Sports Hall of Fame Committee Chairman Bobby Goldwater in a news release.

Bias led the University of Maryland to four-straight NCAA Tournament appearances, including back-to-back trips to the Sweet 16 in 1984 and 1985 and an ACC Championship in 1984.

He was a two-time ACC Player of the Year while setting 15 school records and is still the third-leading scorer in school history.

He was picked second overall by the Boston Celtics in the 1986 NBA Draft, but died of a drug overdose before he could take the court.

The following people will join Bias in the D.C. Sports Hall of Fame:

  • Terps star Walt Williams;
  • Reston, Virginia-native and NBA legend Grant Hill;
  • Longtime sports statistician Marty Aronoff;
  • Caps scoring great Peter Bondra;
  • Popular broadcaster Steve Buckhantz;
  • Legendary D.C. United striker Jaime Moreno
  • Excellent hitting Senators second baseman Buddy Myer;
  • Former Capitals General Manager David Poile;
  • Former Washington Tennis and Education Foundation Executive Director Eleni Rossides.

The 10 honorees will be inducted into the D.C. Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday, May 6 at Nationals Park. A special ceremony will be held before the 1:35 p.m. game between the Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies.

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