Bruno Fernando Bio: Family, NBA & Net Worth

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Bruno Fernando is the first Angolan player to be drafted & play in the NBA. Currently, he is a center for the Atlanta Hawks after the midseason trade from the Rockets in the 2022-23 season.

He caught the eye of the US scouts while playing for Angola in the 2014 FIBA Under-17 World Championship.

Fernando then attended his high school at Montverde Academy and later transferred to IMG Academy.

After considering offers from many colleges, he played basketball for the University of Maryland.

Bruno Fernando For The Atlanta Hawks
Bruno Fernando For The Atlanta Hawks (Source: Soaring Down South)

He got drafted in the 2019 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers, but they traded him to the Atlanta Hawks. 

Fernando made his NBA debut on October 24, 2019, becoming the first Angolan player to play in the NBA.

This article will explore Bruno Fernando’s family background, from his high school & college journey to the NBA, national team, net worth & contracts.

Quick Facts

Full Name Bruno Afonso David Fernandes
Known As Bruno Fernando
Date of Birth August 15, 1998
Age 25 Years Old
Birth Place Luanda, Angola
Nationality Angolan
Father’s Name Bernardo Fernando
Mother’s Name Natalia David
Siblings Seven
Zodiac Sign Leo
Height 6 feet 9 inches/ 206 cm/ 2.06 m
Weight 240 lbs/ 108 kg
Education
  • High School: Montverde Academy, IMG Academy
  • College: Maryland (2017-2019)
NBA Draft 2019/ Round:2/ Pick: 34th Overall
Playing Career 2019-Present
Current Team
  • Atlanta Hawks (2023- Present)
Awards & Achievements
  • First-team All-Big Ten (2019)
  • Big Ten All-Defensive Team (2019)
  • Big Ten All-Freshman Team (2018)
Position Center
Jersey Number 24
Base Salary for 2022-23 $2.71 Million
Net Worth $2.5 Million-$3 Million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch Signed Rookie Card
Last Update May 2024

Bruno Fernando’s Family Details!

Bruno Fernando was born on August 15, 1998, to Bernardo Fernando and Natalia David.

He grew up with seven siblings (four brothers and three sisters) and is the second youngest sibling.

His parents were together for over 30 years and planned to marry in 2020. Unfortunately, his mother passed away that same year due to pancreatic cancer at the age of 56.

Bruno Fernando Parents
Bruno Fernando’s Parents (Source: The Athletic)

Currently, Bruno is the only member of his family residing in America. His sister Paula lives in South Africa, while his eldest brother Adilson lives in London.

The rest of his family resides in Luanda, including his youngest sister Maya and brother Vanilson. The rest of his siblings’ details are unknown.

Fernando started playing basketball when he joined a friend’s team who needed extra players. Before that, he mainly played soccer. His all-time favorite NBA player is Kevin Garnett.

Age, Height & Body Measurements

The basketball player is currently 25 years old.

The black-haired and dark brown-eyed player stands 2.06 m (6 feet 9 inches) tall and weighs 240 lbs (108 kg).

He has a standing reach of 2.79 m (9 feet 2 inches) and a wingspan of 2.20 m (7 feet 3 inches).

High School & Collegiate Basketball

Fernando attended his high school at Montverde Academy but then transferred to IMG academy for the 2016-17 season.

He then committed to play collegiate basketball for the University of Maryland over offers from Auburn, Alabama, and many more.

In his sophomore year, he recorded 22 double-doubles, equaling the second-highest in the college’s history.

NBA Career

The Philadelphia 76ers selected Bruno Fernando in the 2019 NBA Draft and subsequently traded him to the Atlanta Hawks.

He made his NBA debut on October 24, 2019, playing for the Hawks against the Detroit Pistons and scoring seven points.

Fernando played two seasons for the Hawks, where he played in 94 games, starting 13 of them.

In the 2021-22 season, he appeared in 20 games for the Boston Celtics before being traded to the Houston Rockets midseason. He then played in 10 games for the Rockets in the same season.

Bruno Fernando Dunking For The Houston Rockets
Bruno Fernando Dunking For The Houston Rockets (Source: Instagram)

Fernando recorded his career high of 17 points against the Sacramento Kings on March 30, 2022.

He featured in 31 games for the Rockets in the 2022-23 season before returning to the Hawks after another midseason trade.

Currently, he plays as a center for the Hawks in the 2022-23 season.

National Team

Bruno Fernando has represented at both junior and senior levels for the Angolan basketball team.

In the 2014 FIBA Under-17 World Championship, he averaged 9.1 points and 10.6 rebounds per game.

This performance caught the attention of the scouts in the United States. This performance caught the attention of the scouts in the United States.

Fernando made his senior-level debut in the FIBA Olympic Qualifying in 2016.

In the 2016 FIBA Africa Under-18 Championship, he led his national team to the gold after averaging 18.3 points per game.

Net Worth & Contracts

Net Worth

As of 2024, the Hawks center’ holds an estimated net worth between $2.5 million- $3 million.

Most of his earnings are accumulated from his professional basketball career.

The basketball player has yet to land a significant endorsement deal but is mainly seen wearing Nike shoes in NBA games.

Contracts

The Philadelphia 76ers drafted Bruno Fernando as the 34th overall pick on June 20, 2019.

On July 7, 2019, he was traded to the Hawks. He then signed a 3-year $4.7 million contract with the Hawks on the same day.

Fernando was then traded to the Celtics as a part of a three-team trade on August 7, 2021.

On February 10, 2022, the Angolan-born basketball player was then acquired by the Rockets, along with Enes Freedom and Dennis Schroder, in exchange for Daniel Theis.

He then signed a new contract with the Rockets using Exhibit-10 on June 29, 2022, but one month later, it was converted to a two-way contract.

On October 2, 2022, he signed a 4-year contract worth $10.9 million with the Rockets, which included a guaranteed amount of $2.71 million at the signing.

The NBA player was then traded to the Hawks on February 9, 2023, along with Garrison Mathews, for Justin Holiday, Frank Kaminsky, and future-round picks.

Relationship & Social Media Presence

Bruno Fernando maintains an active presence on social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter, boasting 79.2k and 29.1k followers, respectively, as of this writing.

On these platforms, he mainly shares content related to his basketball career as well as his vacation posts.

The basketball player has remained quiet about his dating history and relationship status. 

Some of the sources cite he is in a relationship and wants to keep his love life private, whereas other sources claim that he is not dating anyone and is currently single.

Popularity Graph

Bruno Fernando was named to First-team All-Big Ten and Big Ten All-Defensive team in 2019 and the Big Ten All-Freshman team in 2018.

Popularity Graph Of Bruno Fernando
Popularity Graph Of Bruno Fernando (Source: Google Trends)

The above graph depicts the number of search interests of Bruno Fernando over the past twelve months, with the peak occurring in October 2022.

The main reason behind this surge is that he signed a new veteran extension contract with the Rockets during that period.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Bruno Fernando’s jersey number?

Bruno Fernando currently wears the number 24 jersey for the Atlanta Hawks.

How much does Fernando make?

Fernando earns a base salary of $2.71 million for the 2022-23 season.

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