- - Sunday, May 6, 2018

The Washington D.C. Sports Hall of Fame honored 10 new members before Sunday’s game at Nationals Park between the Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies.

The new members are longtime statistician and Wilson High graduate Marty Aronoff; the late All-American University of Maryland basketball player Len Bias; former Capitals star Peter Bondra; Wizards announcer and Arlington native Steve Buckhantz; former Duke and NBA star Grant Hill; former D.C. United soccer star Jaime Moreno; former Washington Senators all-star Charles Solomon “Buddy” Myer; former Capitals general manager David Poile; Eleni Rossides, executive director of the Washington Tennis and Education Foundation; and Walt Williams, a former basketball standout at Maryland and in the NBA.

Williams grew up in Temple Hills, went to Crossland High Schools and has been part of the radio team for Maryland basketball the past few years.

“The basketball that is played here, it is such an honor,” Williams told The Washington Times on Sunday. “To go in with Len Bias, the best ever … it is such a pleasure to go in the same time as him.”

Rossides grew up in upper northwest Washington and graduated from Sidwell Friends in 1985. She attended Stanford and played pro tennis before moving back to the area and now lives in Kensington with her family.

Does it bother her she was the only women inducted Sunday?

“I would like to see more women in sports. Yes, it concerns me,” she said.

Bias went to Northwestern High in Hyattsville and was the No. 1 pick of the Boston Celtics in 1986, but soon after that, he died of a drug overdose. Hill was a standout at South Lakes High in Reston and has been a successful announcer after his pro career. His father is Calvin Hill, a former star for the Cowboys and Redskins.

Myer played in the majors from 1925 to 1941, and most of that time was with the Senators. He led the American League in hitting in 1935 at .349. He died in 1974.

Buckhantz went to Washington-Lee High School in Arlington and James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.


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