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Maryland's Bruno Fernando picked No. 34 by the 76ers, traded to Hawks

Maryland's Bruno Fernando picked No. 34 by the 76ers, traded to Hawks

Maryland center Bruno Fernando’s quest to become a first-round NBA draft pick after returning to school for his sophomore year fell a bit short Thursday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Projected by many to go in the draft’s opening round, Fernando went in the second round, No. 34 overall to the Philadelphia 76ers. Sitting in the stands, Fernando broke down and cried. They were tears of joy.

Fernando’s drop out of the first round wound up taking an interesting turn. Shortly after the pick was announced by NBA assistant commissioner Mark Tatum, several media outlets reported that the Sixers had traded the No. 34 pick to the Atlanta Hawks. A source with direct...

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