Bruno Fernando to remain in NBA draft
On Tuesday, Bruno Fernando announced that he will indeed forego his last two years at Maryland and stay in this year’s NBA draft. The announcement comes following his signing with Priority Sports and Entertainment, a Chicago sports management company. He joins former Terps Jake Layman and Kevin Huerter, who are also represented by Priority Sports.h
Fernando was the heart and soul of the Maryland men’s basketball team this year, posting 13.6 points and 10.6 rebounds a game during his sophomore year. He will be remembered for his highlight reel dunks and ferocious blocks. Fernando has the second best field goal percentage (.595) in program history, and is tied for ninth in double doubles with 25.
A fan favorite, Bruno Fernando always seemed to have a special appreciation for the energy that Maryland Students brought to the Xfinity Center. He was never hesitant to stop and take a photo with fans, and truly took a liking to the College Park campus life.
In his note, Fernando says “To all the fans, I want to tell you how much I love you. You’ve made such a big impact on my life on and off the basketball court. I will forever cherish every moment I had here and will proudly wear Maryland’s colors wherever the big man above takes me next.”
Projected as a mid to late first round pick, Fernando is not the only Terp still in this year’s draft. Anthony Cowan remains in the NBA draft list of names, but has not yet signed with an agent. Likely to return for his senior year, Cowan has until May 29th to withdraw his name.