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S: Leonard Bias

FC: Leonard M. Bias By: Javon Kunkel

1: Born: Landover, Maryland November 18, 1963 Death: Riverdale,Maryland June 19, 1986 Cause of death :cardiac arrhythmia from a cocaine overdose Famous because . . -He was the most recruited basketball player in 1984. -He was also drafted number 2 overall in the 1986 nba draft by the Boston Celtics

2: Parents:James and Lonise Bias Siblings:Jay Bias Childhood - as a child len was called "frosty" because he was cool and quiet - when they were young him and his brother were the top rated high school basketball players in Maryland Fact: His brother was also killed but, his brother died from two gun shots His brother played basketball at the university of Kentucky

3: -Len won back-to-back ACC player of the year -was on the all college pro team both those years -when he was in 8th grade coaches had to check his birthday because other coaches thought he was older - Len was also recruited to play football for football but, he thought he was better at basketball | Athletic !

4: Smart | -Len also graduated 5th in his class with a 3.89 gpa as a senior -He wanted to get his degree before he graduated from the University of Maryland

5: Rich | -Bias reportedly signed a $3 million shoe contract with Reebok -signed an eight year thirty-five million dollar contract with the Celtics

6: Facts -was drafted by the Celtics but, died two days later from cardiac arrhythmia caused by a cocaine overdose. -won the 1986 ACC player of the year for basketball was- 6'8 210 pounds -many say that he could have been better than Michael Jordan -He was the best basketball player to NOT play in the pro's -Three days before he died he was on nation television and told kids to stay out of drugs - won a scholarship to the University of Maryland -as a junior his brother jay played against his team and they beat Len's team by 20 points his brother guarded him

7: Quotes of Len Bias "Stay out of drugs it can ruin your life" "Bias had a natural ability" "Bias would have been better than MJ" "The first day of high school i thought he was a senior because he was so tall "

8: 1963- Is born in Landover,Maryland on November, 18th 1979- Is mistaken for a Senior Because he was very tall 1981-Plays against Michael Jordan's Team (Wins) 1984- Gets a scholarship to University of Maryland 1985-wins ACC Player of year 1986- wins Back-to-Back Player of the year (First player to do that) 1986-Sign's with the Boston Celtics First Overall

10: Leonard Born in Landover,Maryland Child of James and Lonise Bias Lived in a white house and a college dorm Overcame racism and poverty Worked as a basketball Player Challenged by playing Michael Jordan's team Personal traits was big and strong Always helped younger kids in basketball Never gave up when his team was down Best known as the ACC Player of the year in 1986 Bias

11: Dear Journal, I have a lot of pressure to do good in Basketball because my parents want me to do good and they say college is too much so get a scholarship. We are playing a powerhouse that is really good. Coach says to bring your A-game and play hard. I have been waiting for this moment for the last five years.There will also be scouts there my brother say told me not to get stressed out if you miss a shot. Maryland was looking at me and I'm only in the 14 game of the season !!

12: Dear Len Why did you have to try drugs because it ruined your life imagine if you would have played for the Boston Celtics.

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