Maryland men’s basketball’s Bruno Fernando announced Wednesday afternoon that he will keep his name in the 2019 NBA Draft, and he’ll be represented by Priority Sports and Entertainment, The Baltimore Sun reported.
The center will forgo his last two seasons of eligibility and be represented by the same agency that also represents former Maryland draft picks Kevin Huerter and Jake Layman. Now, the big man will turn to preparing for his second NBA combine and the interviews that come with being a projected first-round pick.
Priority also represents the Boston Celtics’ Gordon Hayward and the Washington Wizards’ Bradley Beal, among others. The firm has two offices, but its Chicago office should be the perfect location as Fernando goes through the pre-draft process. He’s in the city already, according to his Instagram story.
The NBA Draft Combine will run from May 15-19 at the United Center in Chicago. Invitees have started to confirm invitations, though it is not yet known if Fernando has accepted his.
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Men’s basketball is competing in the Campus Challenge for the second straight offseason, and narrowly fell to the women’s club ultimate frisbee team. It was part of a series of three games that put Mark Turgeon’s squad against Maryland’s club teams, from The Washington Post.
Former Terp Brandon Lowe has started the MLB season strong, and was named to the league’s Team of the Month at second base.
Hot starts all around the diamond. pic.twitter.com/HH9xEHD4rz— MLB (@MLB) May 1, 2019