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BYU basketball recruiting: 3-star forward Bernardo Da Silva commits to Cougars

BYU hoops and Dave Rose added another member to its 2019 recruiting class

Wasatch Academy forward Bernardo Da Silva posted his commitment to BYU on Instagram on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018.

Just a few days after securing the commitment of Chinese/California big man Shengzhe Li, BYU basketball added another player with international ties to its 2019 recruiting class Saturday.

Bernardo Da Silva, a Brazilian forward currently attending the prestigious Wasatch Academy in Mount Pleasant, Utah, announced his commitment to BYU on Instagram.

Da Silva, a 6-foot-9 senior, also held offers from Utah State, Grand Canyon, SUU, Florida International, Southern, Cal State Fullerton and CS Bakersfield.

He scored a season-high 18 points in a Nov. 2017 game, according to the Deseret News, though complete statistics for his team appear to be unavailable.

Wasatch Academy plays a traveling schedule independent of the UHSAA and is rated No. 13 in the country by USA Today, consistently putting players on Division-I teams.

Da Silva is rated a 3-star prospect by ESPN and 4th-best prospect in the state in 2019.

Li and Da Silva join Utah County prospects Nate Hansen (Timpview) and Casey Brown (Pleasant Grove) in the 2019 class, though the latter two are expected to serve missions.

Bernardo took time to answer some questions for us, which can be read below.

VTF: What made you decide to commit to BYU?

Da Silva: I just feel like it is the perfect fit for me. I really liked the coaching staff and the people there.

VTF: Where in Brazil are you from? When did you move to the United States?

Da Silva: I’m from Rio de Janeiro. I moved to the US in 2016.

VTF: What are your strengths on the basketball court?

Da Silva: I can shoot the ball well, block shots, rebound and attack the basket.

VTF: How tall are you and what is your wingspan?

Da Silva: I am 6’9” and have a 7’2” wingspan.