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Bruno

Fernando

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Forward
Height: 6'10"
Weight: 245
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Luanda, Angola
High School: IMG Academy

Bio

• 2017-18 Big Ten All-Freshmen Team

AS A FRESHMAN (2017-18): Big Ten All-Freshmen Team selection…Two-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week honoree (1/8, 2/26)…Finished sixth in the Big Ten in field goal percentage (.578) on 118-of-204 shooting…Led Maryland in scoring in five different games, while notching a team-high three double-doubles on the year…Garnered national attention for his big play ability, with three dunks earning a spot in SportsCenter’s Top-10 from December to February…Big Ten Freshman of the Week (2/26)…Finished with career-high 16 rebounds and 18 points against Rutgers (2/17) for 3rd career double-double…finished one rebound shy of a double-double with 21 point and nine boards at Nebraska (2/13)…Notched second career double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds against Purdue on 8-of-12 shooting (1/31)…Big Ten Freshman of the Week (1/8)…Scored a career-high 21 points to go along with seven rebounds and two assists against Iowa (1/7)…Posted first career double-double with 17 points and career-high 11 rebounds vs. Penn State (1/3)…Returned to action vs. Fairleigh Dickinson after missing two games with an ankle sprain, posting 11 points and eight rebounds (12/21)…Had 10 points, including a tip in to send the game to overtime at Illinois (12/3)…Scored 13 points while going 4-for-5 from the field against Syracuse (11/27)…Notched career-high 18 points along with six rebounds and three blocks vs. Jackson State (11/20)…Posted eight points and pulled down eight rebounds vs. Butler (11/15)…Made first career start vs. UMES (11/12), scoring seven points…Made Terrapin debut vs. Stony Brook, scoring 10 points in 13 minutes of action off the bench (11/10).

BEFORE MARYLAND: Unanimous four-star recruit…Rated the 57th-best player in the country by Scout.com…Ranked 70th by 247Sports…Played for Angola at the 2014 U-17 FIBA World Championships…Averaged 9.1 points and 10.6 rebounds in 26.6 minutes per game…Put up 12 points and 13 rebounds against eventual champion USA and former Terp Diamond Stone...Member of Angolan senior men’s national team that participated in the 2016 Rio Olympics qualifying tournament...Led the Angolan U-18 National Team to the Afrobasket title, averaging 18.2 points per game…Averaged 12.8 points on 63.3 percent shooting, 7.0 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game on the EYBL circuit with Each One Teach One…Started his prep career with powerhouse Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.) before transferring to IMG Academy. 

PERSONAL: Parents are Bernardo Fernando and Natalia David…Is one of eight children (has four brothers and three sisters)…Is the second-to-youngest sibling…Favorite all-time NBA player is Kevin Garnett…Major is letters and sciences.

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