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Maryland big men Bruno Fernando, Jalen Smith noncommittal about their NBA futures

Maryland big men Bruno Fernando, Jalen Smith noncommittal about their NBA futures

As Bruno Fernando and Jalen Smith (Mount Saint Joseph) walked off the court together Saturday afternoon at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Fernando, a sophomore center from Angola, consoled the freshman forward from Baltimore.

A 69-67 loss to LSU in the NCAA tournament’s Round of 32 was likely the last time they would play as Maryland teammates, since it is widely assumed Fernando will turn pro.

Sitting in the team’s quiet and cramped dressing room, both players were noncommittal about their respective decisions on giving up their college eligibility to pursue NBA careers.

“I’m not even thinking about it. All I’m thinking about is...

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