4-star F-C Fer­nando first com­mit for 2017

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The Mary­land men’s bas­ket­ball team re­ceived its first oral com­mit­ment in the Class of 2017 from four-star re­cruit Bruno Fer­nando, a 6-foot-10, 225-pound big man from An­gola who plays at the IMG Academy in Braden­ton, Fla. Fer­nando, who was a mem­ber of the An­golan ju­nior na­tional team that won the African cham­pi­onships this year and also played on the men’s na­tional team that played in the Olympic qual­i­fy­ing event, com­mit­ted af­ter tak­ing an of­fi­cial visit to Col­lege Park this week­end. John Ma­honey, the coach at IMG Academy and a for­mer as­sis­tant un­der John Beilein at Michi­gan and West Vir­ginia, con­firmed Fer­nando’s de­ci­sion to play at Mary­land. Fer­nando is ranked No. 62 over­all by 247Sports.com and the No. 6 cen­ter prospect, though Ma­honey said Fer­nando is more of a stretch-4, a power for­ward who can play on the perime­ter. He was ESPN’s No. 71 prospect in the Class of 2016 be­fore re­clas­si­fy­ing. Fer­nando orig­i­nally com­mit­ted to South­ern Methodist but de­com­mit­ted af­ter Larry Brown re­signed. de­feated 7-6 (5), 6-7 (2), 6-3 to win the Shen­zhen Open ti­tle in China.

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