Williams to be Inducted into Washington Basketball HOF

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – After his illustrious career as a Terrapin, former Maryland standout and current Terps basketball radio analyst Walt Williams is set to enter the Washington Metropolitan Basketball Hall of Fame on Thursday, October 12.

Williams is a local basketball legend, coming to College Park after he attended Crossland High in Temple Hills, Md. Known by many as ‘Wizard’, Williams is often credited with resurrecting the Maryland basketball program with former Hall of Fame head coach Gary Williams.

He was an Associated Press All-American Second Team member in 1992 after posting a school-record 26.8 points per game, 5.6 rebounds per game, 3.6 assists and 2.1 steals. Williams also broke former Terp Len Bias’ single-season point total record with 776 points and had a streak of 20 or more points in 19 consecutive games during the 1992 campaign.

During his sophomore season, Williams was the only ACC player to rank in the Top 10 in assists, steals and blocks.

Williams was selected as the seventh pick in the 1992 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings and played 11 seasons in the NBA.

Gary Williams will be introducing Walt Williams at the dinner, while Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon will introduce his former coach in North Carolina’s Roy Williams at the event.

The induction will be part of the 2017 Nell and John Wooden Leadership in Coaching Award Dinner, which takes place on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C.