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Bruno Fernando, Anthony Cowan declare for NBA draft, but both keep door open for return to Maryland

Bruno Fernando, Anthony Cowan declare for NBA draft, but both keep door open for return to Maryland

Maryland sophomore center Bruno Fernando and junior guard Anthony Cowan Jr. plan to make themselves eligible for the 2019 NBA draft, the team announced Monday.

Both players plan to sign with agents, but under new league guidelines, they have until May 29 to either renounce their college eligibility or return to school.

The NBA draft is scheduled for June 20.

“Both Bruno and Anthony are taking advantage of the new rules and hiring agents to make educated decisions as they pursue their goals of playing in the NBA,” coach Mark Turgeon said in a statement.

“Both of them will have the opportunity to take advantage of the system set in place to gain feedback on their...

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