Senior Honors

Bias is 1st Team All-America, ACC POY Again

His team wasn’t playing, but Bias nonetheless suffered another setback during the ACC tournament final in 1986. When the winner of the John R. Wooden Award was announced at halftime, boos echoed through the Greensboro Coliseum. The award, honoring the top college player of the year in the nation, went to Walter Berry of St. John’s University. Bias had finished third in the voting, behind Berry and runner-up Johnny Dawkins of Duke. Three days later, however, Bias beat out Dawkins and the other top ACC players to be named ACC Player of the Year for the second consecutive season. He was also named first-team All-America along with Dawkins and became Maryland’s first consensus All-America since John Lucas in 1976.

Bias_cover_pngExcerpted from the book, Born Ready: the Mixed Legacy of Len Bias

Learn about the Born Ready Project that teaches life skills, using Len’s legacy as a teaching tool.

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