The 6-foot-10 Fernando averaged 10.3 points and 6.5 rebounds and was named to the All-Big Ten freshman team.
Fernando was ranked No. 77 among the top 100 prospects in next month's NBA draft, according to ESPN's Jonathan Givony.
Fernando said in a news release that he received a "great deal of feedback over the past six weeks that has been beneficial in making this decision."
Maryland coach Mark Turgeon thinks Bruno "learned a lot during this process, and it will only make him a better basketball player."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.