Terps' Bruno Fernando Exhibits Energy, Enthusiasm On And Off The Court


By Luke Jackson, PressBox

Maryland men's basketball freshman forward Bruno Fernando quickly became one of the Terps' most indispensible players after the 2017-18 season started, bringing toughness to a team that struggled to rebound last season, as well as athleticism and offensive skills to a team that needed interior scoring.

But it's Fernando's energy on the court that has endeared him most to fans early in his career in College Park, Md., as he goes all out on both ends of the court while encouraging the home crowd to get loud whenever possible. Fernando's enthusiasm for life off the court has drawn people to him in recent years, as well, which includes his season with the IMG Academy (Fla.) postgraduate basketball team during the 2016-17 school year.

John Mahoney, the head coach of IMG's postgraduate team, recalled an event last school year in which his team worked with the Sarasota, Fla.-based Miracle League of Manasota to help special needs adults play baseball.


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