Bruno Fernando NBA Draft Profile, Prediction, Age and Scouting Report
By Leo Abbe-Schneider
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Bruno Fernando Height, Wingspan, Weight & Age
Player: Bruno Fernand
Position: Power Forward/Center
Height: 6' 10"
Wingspan: 7' 4"
Weight: 233 pounds
College: Maryland Terrapins
Bruno Fernando Stats
Bruno Fernando put his rebounding skills to good use as a sophomore in the 2018-19 season, averaging 10.6 rebounds per game (RPG) to go along with his 13.6 points per game (PPG). He racked up 22 double-doubles on the season, and also proved he can produce on both ends of the floor, averaging 1.9 blocks per game (BPG) last year.
Fernando's 3-point shot still leaves much to be desired, going 3-for-10 on attempts from beyond the arc in his sophomore season. Fernando also took only 13 career 3-point attempts over his two years with the Terrapins. However, he did manage to shoot 60.7 percent from the floor and 77.9 percent from the free-throw line last season. If Fernando can extend his range, he has the chance to make an early impact at the next level, with a more proven ability to effectively rebound and succeed in the post on both sides of the ball.
Bruno Fernando Highlights
Bruno Fernando NBA Draft Projection
Late First Round to Early Second Round
Bruno Fernando NBA Draft Predictions
Philadelphia 76ers (No. 24, No. 33, or No. 34), San Antonio Spurs (No. 29)
Fernando could be a great fit on an Eastern Conference contender like the Philadelphia 76ers. The 76ers will likely be coming close to the salary cap this coming season, and Fernando could immediately fill a contract-friendly need for Philly on his rookie deal. Fernando could also become a solid, role-playing big man next to Joel Embiid, especially as a contributor on defense.
While it's proven difficult to project what Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs will do in the NBA offseason to improve their roster, it could make sense to draft Fernando if he's still available toward the end of the first round. Both Jakob Poeltl and Drew Eubanks played a surprising amount of minutes last year, which could be interpreted as a sign that the Spurs are still in need of more frontcourt depth. Fernando has the potential to provide San Antonio with rebounding, defensive intensity and an offensive post presence that would likely fit well next to LaMarcus Aldridge.
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