Mike Broghammer Visits Minnesota

Mike Broghammer, a 6-foot-8, 220 pound senior forward from Minnetonka (MN) Hopkins, made an unofficial visit to Minnesota Friday, according to Howard Pulley head man Rene Pulley. Broghammer attended the Minnesota Advanced Camp in June and picked up several scholarship offers after a strong showing in the the Nike Peach Jam and AAU 17U Super Showcase.

Mike Broghammer, who averaged 11.9 points per game as a junior last year, picked up scholarship offers from Notre Dame, Penn State and Santa Clara after his strong July performances. He had previously received offers from Iowa, North Dakota State, Southern Illinois, Western Michigan and and Wisconsin Green Bay.

Broghammer visited Colorado State and attended the Gonzaga Elite camp and Minnesota Advanced Camp at the end of June.

He played in the Basketball Academy at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan., July 6-8, Peach Jam July 12-16 and the AAU 17U Super Showcase in Orlando July 24-27.

Broghammer helped lead the Royals to a 27-2 mark, losing twice to state champion Minnetonka. He scored in double figures in 16 of 29 games and had six games of 20 or more points, including a season-high 26 points versus Edina.

Broghammer is expected to lead Hopkins to a Class AAAA state title. The Skippers have seven Division I-caliber players and added transfer Royce White, who has committed to Minnesota. They also have Division I player Trent Lockett, who has committed to Arizona State, and Raymond Cowels, who recently committed to Santa Clara.

Broghammer traveled with his Hopkins teammate Marcus Williams on a trip to Belgium with the Howard Pulley AAU team. Broghammer led Pulley to a 4-2 mark as he was named the team's MVP as he averaged 16.7 points and 10.2 rebounds per game. He reached double figures in every game, with four double-doubles. Broghammer had a team-best 30 points and 10 rebounds in their final game versus Boom Baskets in Boom, Belgium.

Broghammer is expected to visit Notre Dame next week and they are considered the early favorite. Minnesota has yet to offer Broghammer, due to a lack of available scholarship. They are hoping to land Robbinsdale Cooper athlete Rodney Williams and searching for a big man or point guard. The Gophers have also offered forwards Sam Dower and Torin Walker and are looking at playmakers Darius Smith and Eric Bledsoe.

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