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MSHSL verifies Anders Broman as state's leading scorer

Two-plus years after the mark was set, the Minnesota State High School League verified 2013 Lakeview Christian Academy graduate Anders Broman as Minnesota's all-time leading scorer in basketball, it was announced Monday.

Anders Broman
The Minnesota State High School League verified 2013 Lakeview Christian Academy graduate Anders Broman as Minnesota's all-time leading scorer in basketball. (2012 file photo / News Tribune)

Two-plus years after the mark was set, the Minnesota State High School League verified 2013 Lakeview Christian Academy graduate Anders Broman as Minnesota's all-time leading scorer in basketball, it was announced Monday.

The 5,119 points scored by Broman during his high school career are the most points scored by any boy or girl in Minnesota, topping the 5,060 points 2013 Braham graduate Rebekah Dahlman scored. She was verified as the girls' all-time leading scorer in April of 2014.

The MSHSL only recognizes scoring records after a review of documentation provided by the school. The MSHSL also consulted with boys basketball historian Matt Pederson of Starbuck to verify Broman's record.

Former Lakeview Christian Academy boys basketball coach Bob Newstrom spent the past two-plus years gathering the documentation necessary to verify Broman was the state's all-time leading scorer.

The process was delayed in part because Newstrom used two different stat-keeping programs during Broman's career. He told the News Tribune back in April of 2014 that one of the stat programs has a new owner, and that made obtaining records even more challenging.

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There is no deadline for coaches or schools to submit paperwork verifying records.

Broman played six seasons at Lakeview Christian Academy , averaging 31.2 points per game. The 1,311 points he scored as a junior is also a state record as are the 43.7 points per game average his junior year and 41.45 points per game his senior season.

Broman also ranks No. 1 in Minnesota in career field goals attempted (3,356), field goals made (1,897), free throws attempted (1,160), free throws made (964) and steals (591).

His career-high for a single game, 71 points in a loss to Melrose on Feb. 25, 2012, ranks second behind the 90 points scored by Cash Eggleston of Minnesota Transitions Charter School of Minneapolis in 2005.

Broman transferred this offseason from South Dakota State to Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina to play alongside his younger brother Bjorn, who will be a freshman. Bjorn finished with 4,104 points during his high school days at Lakeview Christian Academy.

Anders spent two seasons at South Dakota State, but with his playing time waning, he sought a fresh start elsewhere. Because he is going to another NCAA Division I program, Anders must sit out the 2015-16 campaign and will have two years of eligibility remaining after that.

The News Tribune's Louie St. George III contributed to this report.

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