Baltimore Sun photo by Irving Phillips, Jr.
January 1, 1983
He was a 6-foot-8 forward with soft hands, tensile strength and a textbook jumper. Bias, from Landover, led Maryland to the 1984 Atlantic Coast Conference tournament crown, made ACC Player of the Year twice and scored 2,149 career points -- a school record that stood for 16 years. A 1986 first-team All-American, he was the second player picked in the NBA draft. Two days later, he died from a cocaine overdose.