What's better than one prolific scorer? How about two! Anders and Bjorn Broman are the all-time leading scorers in Minnesota state high school basketball history
Both brothers scored more than 70 points in a single game and averaged over 40 points a game in a single season.
However, neither was blessed with a ton of height or athleticism, so the big name division I schools didn't come calling. Their loss was Winthrop's gain.
“I had a tournament, AAU at Peach Jam on the Nike circuit, that’s where Winthrop saw me,and they recruited me and I was like great," said the younger Broman brother Bjorn.
His brother Anders was already playing at South Dakota state but decided it was time for a change.
“I needed something new and he was coming in as a freshman, it just kind of worked out that we both came down here," said Anders.
With that the "Brothers Broman" became Winthrop Eagles. However, gone were the days when they would score 70 points in a game.
“That’s not really who I am," explained Bjorn. " I’m not a big time scorer like that, it’s just that’s the team I was on. I’ll do whatever it takes to win.”
All-conference selection Xavier Cooks is the leader on the Eagles, but the unsung heroes are the Bromans. The team is 8-1 when they both score in double figures.
"It's about making shots and scoring the ball, and making it easier on him," said Anders. Anything we can do to get wins is what we are about.”
Anders and Bjorn are one of 31 pairs of brothers playing division I basketball.
“Just to be able to go through all this, make it to march madness last year, to go through all this with him, it’s a dream come true," said Anders.