Anders Broman, high school basketball phenom, scores 71 points in losing effort [VIDEO]
With more than a year left in his high school career, Broman is already Minnesota's second all-time scorer.
Anders Broman scored the second-most points in Minnesota high school history on Saturday, yet somehow, his team lost.
Broman, a 6'1" junior guard at Lakeview Christian Academy in Duluth, said afterward that the loss to Melrose "was a bittersweet game."
There's nothing bitter about Broman's skills, however, as the sweet shooter is already the state's second all-time scorer with more than a season left in his high school career. He's currently being recruited by the likes of Virginia Tech, Texas-El Paso, Northwestern, the University of San Diego, San Diego State, Lehigh, and Northern Iowa. (But not the U of M?! As if Tubby's offensively challenged squad couldn't use all the scoring it can get...)
Broman shot 67 percent for the game, including 8 of 13 from 3-point land. He scored 47 points in the second half and overtime as Lakeview briefly took a late lead, only to see Melrose pull away in the closing moments.
Anders's freshman brother, Bjorn, is Lakeview's point guard. He had 14 assists during the loss to Melose -- most of them to his brother -- and said after the game that he sees Anders "all the time so I know how good he can shoot, but today he was lights out."
You can say that again.
The only player to score more points during a single game in Minnesota high school history was Minnesota Transitions' Cash Eggleston, who rang up 90 during an 84-point blowout in 2005.
Hungry for a glimpse of Broman's Larry Bird-like mid-range dominance? Check out this highlight reel of Anders raining jump shots all over his high school competition this year:
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