When all was said and done, Bjorn Broman completed his Minnesota career as the state’s single-season scoring leader and second-leading career scorer. Fittingly, his final two acts were just as dramatic as one might have expected.
As reported by the Duluth News Tribune, Broman scored 37 points in an 85-77 Thursday night Section 7A playoff victory for his Lakeview Christian Academy against Carlton to pass his brother, Anders Broman, in the single-season Minnesota scoring charts. The 37-point output pushed him to 1,330 points in his final campaign. The single-season hallmark came in the same week that the younger Broman scored a state-record 74 points in a 109-100 loss to Maranatha Academy.
That 74 points outburst earned headlines and acclaim from far and wide, and it isn’t hard to see why in the highlight reel performance directly below.
Like his older brother, who now competes for South Dakota State, Bjorn Broman is to compete collegiately, though Bjorn will head South to Winthrop University. As is perhaps expected for any member of the Broman clan, Bjorn is a five-tool prospect. He’s a skilled ball handler, a tremendous three-point shooter, strong passer, above average rebounder for his size and, perhaps most clearly, a deft driver through the lane.
He showed all of those talents in his 74 explosion, as well as his final high school game, a heart-breaking 93-91 loss to Fond du Lac Ojibwe in which Broman scored 54 points. That pushed his career total to No. 2 on the all-time career list with 4,104 points, behind his brothers 5,119.
Perhaps most impressive is Broman’s distinct throwback style. He is efficient and skilled at everything, but never flashy. Case-in-point: He’s never dunked a basketball.
“A dunk only counts for two points and a 3-pointer counts for three,” Broman told MaxPreps.