Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
University of Maryland Alumni Association
Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center | Orem Hall
7801 Alumni Drive
College Park,

It's the end of innocence at the University of Maryland, and it's The Beginning.
The shocking death of a superstar is national news and unleashes a tidal wave of coverage, condemnation and legislation so punitive that some have called it a great stain on the American justice system.

In Lessons from Lenny, NBA Champion Tony Massenburg, a freshman teammate of Bias, and University of Maryland Athletics Hall of Fame "Wizard" Walt Williams, who grew up wanting to "be like Len," remind us to remember all we gained because Bias lived.

We invite you to join us for a moderated panel discussion with Tony Massenburg '90, Walt Williams '92, Gary Williams '68, and others, who were impacted by its aftermath and/or can attest to Maryland's resilience and commitment to greatness today. The discussion will be followed by Q&A.

The event will include a Lessons from Lenny autograph session with Massenburg and Williams and a dessert reception, to include heavy hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine in honor of the 30th anniversary of Gary Williams' return to UMD to lead the UMD men's basketball program.

Member Rate without book purchase $5.00
Non-member rate without book purchase $15.00
Member rate with book purchase $25.00
Non-member rate with book purchase $34.00

*$34 rate in honor of Len Bias' University of Maryland jersey number


Contact: Natalie Ross

Book Pick-up and Sales
We will have books available for purchase ($23) and author signing on site. Books purchased with ticket price will be available to pick at check-in. If you are not able to attend, you will be responsible for making arrangements to receive the book. Books will not be shipped out by the Alumni Association.

Tony Massenburg ’90

Tony is the co-author of Lessons from Lenny and former teammate of Len Bias. He is the only Terrapin to play for legendary coaches Charles “Lefty” Driesell, Bob Wade & Gary Williams. In 1990, he was named to the All ACC Second Team and also drafted by the San Antonio Spurs (43rd overall). Tony would go on to play thirteen years in the NBA and was a member of the 2005 San Antonio Spurs NBA Championship team.

Walt Williams ’92

Walt is the co-author of Lessons from Lenny.  He was a Prince Georges high school All-Star who wanted to “be  like Len.” Walt was named to the 1992 First Team All ACC and All-American Team. In 1992, he was drafted to  the Sacramento Kings (7th overall), and played eleven years in the league. Walt was inducted to the 2005  University of Maryland Athletics Hall of Fame and was also recently inducted into the Washington, DC Sports  Hall of Fame in 2018.

Gary Williams ’68

Author of Lessons from Lenny Forward.  Gary Williams is a Maryland alumnus and former men’s basketball player who returned to his alma mater 30 years ago to rebuild and lead the program into national prominence.  Gary was the coach of Maryland’s first Final Four appearance (2001) and National Championship title (2002). In 2014, he was inducted into both the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.

Christy Winters Scott ’90

Former Women’s Basketball player (1986-1990).  Christy is a two-time ACC Champion (1988.1989) and played in the Final Four in 1989. She played professionally overseas for a number of years. She was a member of the 2002 ACC 50th Anniversary Team and was inducted into the Maryland Athletics Hall of Fame in 2006.


Johnny Rhodes ’96

Johnny is a former Maryland men’s basketball player (1992-1996). He was named as both the Maryland and ACC All-Time Steals Leader. Johnny is the only player in ACC history to score more than 1700 points with over 700 rebounds, 400 assists and 300 steals.  He is an ACC Tournament legend. Johnny played both professionally overseas and with the Harlem Globetrotters.

Johnny Holliday

Johnny is a radio and television broadcaster.  He recently celebrated 40 seasons as the play-by-play voice of Maryland basketball and football.  Last year, he was nominated for the National Radio Hall of Fame. In 2014, he was inducted into the Washington D.C. Sports Hall of Fame and in 2003, he was inducted into the Radio Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame.