Maryland center Bruno Fernando was not the only player to stew in the stands at Barclays Center during Thursday’s NBA draft. Even a few in the “green room” did as they waited to hear their names called.
Fernando was also not the only player, especially the only big man, expected to go early in more than a few mock drafts to fall out of the first round. Others, including Daniel Gafford of Arkansas and Bol Bol of Oregon, did as well.
Naz Reid, whom Fernando and the Terps faced in the second of round of the NCAA tournament in Jacksonville, Fla. — where Fernando might have won the one-on-one battle but Reid’s Tigers won the war — didn’t even get drafted.
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