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BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME TO HONOR LEN BIAS

 

 Rest of class includes Phil Chenier, Rich Chvotkin, Bob Ferry, Johnny Holliday, Earl Lloyd & Stu VetterSet for Saturday, May 5 at the Capital Hilton

 

ROCKVILLE, MD – Len Bias, Phil Chenier, Rich Chvotkin, Bob Ferry, Johnny Holliday Earl Lloyd & Stu Vetter will be inducted into the Washington, DC Metropolitan Basketball Hall of Fame it was announced today by Bob Geoghan, Founder of the Washington, DC Metropolitan Basketball Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place Saturday, May 5 at the Capital Hilton, beginning at 6:00 p.m. 

 

“I think this is a very special group of people,” said Geoghan. “All have contributed greatly to the Washington, DC basketball scene and deserve to be in the Hall.”

 

It has been 25 years since Len Bias passed and he is still considered to be one of the greatest college basketball players to play the game. Bias was named the ACC player of the year in 1985 and 1986 while playing for the Maryland Terrapins. He was the second overall pick in the 1986 draft by the Boston Celtics.

 

Geoghan added Bias to this year’s induction class after he read a story in the Washington Post on June 19, 2011.  

 

“After I read Dave Ungrady’s article in the Washington Post on June 19, 2011 I thought it was time to honor Len Bias by inducting him into the Hall of Fame,” said Geoghan. “He had such a phenomenal career at Maryland and such a bright future.”

 

Dave Ungrady, the author of the recently released book, Born Ready: The Mixed Legacy of Len Bias will appear at the Hall of Fame ceremonies at Geoghan’s request.

 

Drafted in 1971 by the then Baltimore Bullets, Phil Chenier showed the Bullets his versatile style of play. He became the youngest player to ever score 50 points in an NBA game and overall he was named to three NBA All-Star teams, averaged 17.2 points per game and was on the 1972 NBA All-Rookie Team. Chenier started his broadcasting career with Home Team Sports in 1985 and currently works with Comcast SportsNet Washington calling games for the Washington Wizards.

 

Rich Chvotkin has been the voice of Georgetown basketball for over 35 years. Chvotkin had done some play-by-play games as an undergraduate at the University of Scranton. After moving to the DC area after college he realized that Georgetown had no one calling the games on the radio and after approaching John Thompson he soon became an integral part of the Hoya family. Chvotkin’s first season was the 1974-75 season.

 

Bob Ferry had a standout career both as a player and as an executive in the NBA. He played in the league for 10 years with three teams and his last stop was with the Baltimore Bullets. After a brief stint as an assistant coach Ferry made his way into the front office and that is where he made his biggest impact. Ferry served as the GM of the Bullets from 1973 through the 1990 season and was named NBA Executive of the Year twice (1979 & 1982) and was the architect 1978 NBA championship squad.

 

Johnny Holliday is known to be called the “voice” of the Maryland Terrapins football and basketball programs since 1979. His voice isn’t the only reason he was named as one of Washingtonians of the year. His community work, charity leadership, and hard working fundraiser helped him become a well known man in the community. He has risen in excess of $l.5 million dollars for charity with his basketball and softball teams.

 

In 2003, he was inducted into the Radio-Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Johnny had his autobiography published in 2002 and in 2006 had Hoop Tales, a book about the Maryland basketball team, published. Currently he works for Nats Xtra on MASN during the baseball season.

 

Earl Lloyd was the first African-American to play in the NBA, in the 1950-51 NBA season. When Syracuse won the 1955 NBA title he and Jim Tucker were the first African-Americans to play on an NBA championship team.

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n 2003, Lloyd was inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a contributor. On December 1, 2007, the court at T.C. Williams was named in his honor. Lloyd, a forward known for his defense, played collegiately at West Virginia State College, was selected in the ninth-round of the 1950 NBA Draft by the Washington Capitols.

 

Stu Vetter is considered to be one of the top coaches in the history of high school basketball. Vetter is the architect of four nationally ranked programs. He has been named coach of the year twice by USA Today and he holds the longest winning streak in the Washington DC area of 59 games. Vetter is not only known for all these great achievements, but for also teaching and developing players.

 

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