There will never be another Michael Jordan, but the closest facsimile to His Airness in Minnesota prep hoops is definitely Anders Broman. The legendary Duluth (Minn.) Lakeview Christian Academy senior further cemented his status as the greatest pure scorer in state history with yet another astounding single-game performance, pumping in 70 points in another victory.
As reported by the Duluth News Tribune, Broman -- the state's all-time leading scorer -- notched 70 of Lakeview Christian’s 117 total points in a 117-99 victory against Cass Lake-Bena (Minn.) High.
Broman’s scoring display was just as accurate as one would imagine it would have to be to reach 70 points in a prep basketball game. He hit 10 of 15 3-point attempts, hit 13-of-17 from inside the 3-point arc and hit all 14 of his free throws. Astoundingly, Broman had already hit the 70 point mark with six minutes remaining in the game (that’s nearly the entire fourth quarter), at which point he and the Lakeview Christian starters were sent to the bench with the game in hand.
“It was just one of those nights where everything was going in and my teammates kept finding me,” Broman told the News Tribune. “It was a fun night.”
It was a fun night, but not a personal best for Broman. The Lakeview superstar actually scored 71 points during a loss when he was a junior. You can see video highlights of that remarkable 71-point performance below (no video from his 70-point endeavor has yet surfaced). Then and now he continues to receive significant support from his brother, Bjorn Broman, who leads Lakeview Christian in assists.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to determine that more of those assists have gone to Anders Broman than anyone else.
“He hit his first five shots, so you have to keep giving it to him when he’s hot,” Bjorn said.
That’s an understatement from the younger Broman. For now, he can keep dishing the ball to his big brother and watch the points – and wins – pile up.