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Len Bias


He was a dominant forward in the University or college of Maryland and was likely to end up being an NBA superstar, but he died of the overdose simply two times after getting drafted in to the NBA. He created more information on accolades while at Maryland, including an All-American 1st and second group selection, and two ACC Participant of the entire year honours. He was the next overall choose in 1986 from the Boston Celtics and was regarded as by many to become the most encouraging player to emerge from the NCAA since Michael Jordan. His parents had been Wayne and Lonise Bias, and his sibling, Jay Bias III also tragically passed away at a age. Celtics story and General Manager Crimson Aurebach spoke at his funeral, after having simply drafted him.

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Full Name Len Bias
Date Of Birth November 18, 1963
Died June 19, 1986, Riverdale Park, Maryland, United States
Place Of Birth Landover, MD
Height 2.06 m
Weight 95 kg
Profession Basketball Player
Education University of Maryland, College Park, Northwestern High School
Nationality American
Parents Lonise Bias, James Bias
Siblings Jay Bias, Eric Bias, Michelle Bias Harris
Awards ACC Athlete of the Year
Star Sign Scorpio

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1Son of Lonise Bias and James Bias.
2Brother of Jay Bias and Eric Bias.
3Inducted into the Washington Metropolitan Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011.
4Said by many former ACC players and coaches to be one of the greatest to play in that conference. Bias is mentioned in an unoffical "holy trinity" that includes North Carolina State's David Thompson (X) and University of North Carolina's Michael Jordan.
5Named the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Player of the Year in 1985 and 1986.



30 for 302009TV Series documentary
1986 NBA Draft1986TV MovieHimself - 2nd Overall Pick

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Without Bias2009Himself
Born to Ball: On the Hardwood2006VideoPlayer
Tragedy to Triumph: The Maryland Terrapin Odyssey2003TV Movie documentaryHimself

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