The 20 Greatest Basketball Players to Never Play in the NBA

1. Len Bias

AccoladesACC Athlete of the Year (1986), ACC Player of the Year (1985–86)

Len Bias was the total package on the court for Maryland. In his senior year, Bias averaged 23 PPG along with 7 RPG and was a First Team All-American. Bias was drafted by the reigning NBA champion Boston Celtics with the overall second pick in the NBA draft, but was found dead in his Maryland dorm room from a cocaine overdose only a day after he was drafted. Bias had a rare mix of talent and athleticism, and many believe he would've helped the Celtics continue their run of Finals appearances during the '80s.

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