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Day two notebook

By STAFF REPORTS, 03/21/13, 9:58PM CDT


Broman bows out, Reid's busy family, Shaeffer on adrenaline, and more

Lakeview Christian's Anders Broman tried to stop Rushford-Peterson's Cole Kingsley drive. Broman is best-known as a scorer. Photo: JERRY HOLT * jerry.holt@startribune.com

Lakeview Christian senior guard Anders Broman walked off the Williams Arena floor Thursday afternoon carrying his head high even in defeat.

The state’s all-time leading scorer had 34 points in his last high school game, a Class 1A quarterfinal loss to Rushford-Peterson. He finished with 5,119 points and led his team to back-to-back state tournaments — the first trips in school history.

“It was kind of sad, obviously,” Broman said. “I had a fun season and fun career.”

Longtime Rushford-Peterson coach Tom Vix talked to Broman at length near midcourt after the game.

“He’s a very nice player and person,” Vix said. “You can see why he scored all the points that he did in his career.”

Broman, who averaged more than 40 points per game this season, will play at South Dakota State next season.

“For a coach to come over and talk to me like that is very humbling,” Broman said. “I truly feel blessed.”



He’s busy on two fronts

DeLaSalle junior center Reid Travis’ parents left for Salt Lake City on Thursday morning, missing the Islanders’ semifinal victory over St. Paul Johnson in Class 3A to watch older brother Jonas, who plays for Harvard, in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

“That’s OK,” Travis said. “I’ve got a lot of family in the Twin Cities.”

Travis said he’s received plenty of attention from college football recruiters since Monday when that sport’s recruiting period began. Besides being one of the state’s top basketball prospects, Travis is considered to potential Division I prospect as a quarterback.

“It’s not a distraction at all,” Travis said. “It’s busy, but you’ve gotta love March Madness”

Jim Paulsen

Playing on adrenaline

Grant Shaeffer generously diagnosed himself at 60 percent health-wise. And that was a 10 percent upgrade from where the Eden Prairie senior point guard started the analysis.

“From the waist up, I’m good,” said Shaeffer, wearing an undershirt with pads protecting his ribs. Those have actually been sore, too.

Shaeffer’s biggest ailment, though, are torn ligaments in his ankle.

You wouldn’t have been able to tell much was wrong after he scored 15 points on Wednesday in the Eagles’ Class 4A quarterfinal victory.

The quarterback on Eden Prairie’s state championship football team is used to hiding pain. And he won’t let a banged up body keep him out of his final state tournament.

“Grant is tough. He’ll be fine,” said Jack Cottrell, Shaeffer’s teammate on the court and football field. “He plays through pain more than anyone I know.”

Though Shaeffer said he’s moving a little slower than normal, he isn’t counting out the possibility of another 40-point state tournament outburst reminiscent of last year.

“The adrenaline of playing in the tournament helps,” Shaeffer said.



• Apple Valley junior Tyus Jones won his second consecutive Minnesota Gatorade Player of the Year award.

Braham’s Rebekah Dahlman won the girls’ award.

Larry McKenzie has resigned as the Holy Angels boys’ basketball coach.

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