Maryland basketball forward Bruno Fernando will go through the NBA draft process this spring. The Terps announced Friday afternoon that Fernando is entering the 2018 NBA Draft but is not hiring an agent.
Bruno Fernando to enter 2018 NBA Draft process
Maryland freshman Bruno Fernando has declared for NBA draft but will not hire an agent, per school.
— Roman Stubbs (@romanstubbs) April 6, 2018
“Bruno and I have had a number of conversations regarding his decision to explore the NBA draft,” Maryland coach Mark Turgeon said in a press release. “We support him in this decision and will continue to guide him throughout this process. This direct evaluation will help provide Bruno an honest assessment of where he stands among NBA teams. Upon gathering all of the information, Bruno will be able to make the best decision for his future.”
A freshman in the 2017-18 season, Fernando averaged 10.3 points and 6.5 rebounds in 22.4 minutes per game for Maryland. The 6-foot-10 forward also led the team with 37 blocks.
From Angola, Fernando played high school basketball at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., and was considered the No. 8 center in the 2017 recruiting class by the 247Sports composite ratings.
The Terps already have lost one promising young player this offseason. Justin Jackson declared for the 2018 NBA Draft and hired an agent, forgoing his final two years of college eligibility.