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Minnesota Brothers Shoot to the Top of State's Scoring List

By Ben Sieck on March 27, 2015 blog Print

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Anders (left) and Bjorn Broman

When Anders Broman graduated from Lakeview Christian Academy in 2013, he left behind a legacy on the basketball court that could hardly be believed. Broman began his varsity basketball career at the small, private school located in Duluth, Minnesota, competing in Minnesota’s smallest class as a seventh grader.

By the time his career was finished, he had amassed 5,119 total points – 4,616 from ninth to 12th grade. He scored more than 1,000 points in each of his final three seasons. His junior season was his best as he totaled 1,311 points, averaging 43.7 per game.

Although his record has yet to be officially confirmed by the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL), his unofficial totals shattered the current Minnesota state record for career points by nearly 1,200.

It is safe to say Broman left behind some big shoes to fill at Lakeview Christian, but his younger brother, Bjorn, has done that and more.

Two years Anders’ junior, Bjorn also began his varsity career as a seventh grader. With Anders handling the majority of the team’s scoring load, Bjorn quickly found his place on the team setting up his brother and his teammates.

An adept passer, Bjorn racked up 289 assists in his freshman season and 241 in his sophomore campaign. However, Bjorn was no slouch scoring the ball either. When his older brother graduated, opening the door for someone new to shoulder the scoring load, Bjorn took advantage.

This past season marked Bjorn’s senior campaign and he did not disappoint. Bjorn surpassed even Anders’ best scoring season, totaling 1,389 points in just 28 games, which averaged to 49.57 points per game.

Bjorn scored more than 50 points in half of his games, and scored more than 60 in seven, including a high of 74 points in a 109-100 loss. His lowest single game scoring total? A mere 33, in a winning effort.

All told, Bjorn was responsible for an incredible 57 percent of his team’s total points.

He finished his high school career with 3,528 points, more than 1,000 less than Anders, but that unofficial total is still good for second place all time in Minnesota history, pending the MSHSL’s approval.

Bjorn’s basketball career will not end there, however. He is committed to play at Winthrop University next year. Winthrop is located in Rockville, South Carolina, and plays in the Big South Conference.

Anders also continued his career at the collegiate level. He now plays at South Dakota State University.            

Sports have long been a family affair for the Broman’s. John Broman, the boys’ father, was an Olympian ski jumper for the U.S.

John and Anders do have a leg up on Bjorn in one category: Both have been featured in Sports Illustrated as a part of “Faces in the Crowd,” but it would hardly be a shock to see Bjorn’s face in the magazine someday, too.