Maryland Forward Bruno Fernando Declares for 2019 NBA Draft

Fernando received First-Team All-Big Ten honors after a tremendous sophomore campaign.
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Maryland forward Bruno Fernando announced on Monday, April 15 that he has declared for the 2019 NBA draft.

The 6'10" sophomore finished his 2018-19 campaign averaging 13.6 points, 10.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game on 60.7% shooting from the field en route to earning 2018-19 First Team All-Big Ten honors and a slot on the 2018-19 All-B1G Defensive Team.

Fernando dropped a career-high 25 points during Maryland's 78–75 win over Indiana in early January and followed that performance with seven straight double-doubles. He hauled a career-best 19 rebounds and added 13 points against Nebraska during his double-double streak.

His final season with the Terps ended in a 69–67 second round 2019 NCAA tournament loss to LSU. Fernando announced on May 1 that he would be staying in the draft to turn pro.

A former four-star recruit, Fernando is from Luanda, Angola. He played for Monteverde Academy and IMG Academy in high school before committing to Maryland.