Making History: Goggleye, Hurt, Fink, Vanderbeek

High School
Minnesota

Posted On: 10/26/18 11:35 AM

Several current Minnesota high school basketball players have made their mark in the state wide record books. Who are they?

Cash Eggleston holds the all time record for points in a game with 90 in a 2005 game while Bjorn Broman scored 60 or more points nine times in his career giving him nine of the 25 highest recorded days ever. Did you know that last winter Cade Goggleye of North Woods had a 62 point game in November of last year giving him the 9th best single game total of all time?

Last year Matthew Hurt’s 984 points in his junior season was the second most ever scored by a big school basketball player in state history. Hurt averaged 34.9 points per game over 29 contests and only JP Macura has scored more than that at a big school (and he had an additional three games).

Matthew Hurt is currently the 15th leading scorer in the history of Minnesota High School basketball with 2,751 career points good for 5th all time among big school players (Tyus Jones, Jake Sullivan, Cory Johnson, and Mitch Ohsntad are in front). Barring any type of injury Matthew will certainly become the all time leading big school scorer in state history (he should hold that record by early January) and he should finish in the top four all time.

The top eight scorers all time are from small schools so a big school player pushing into the top four would be historic.  

Hurt is also 46th all time in rebounding with 1,105 in his career. His average of 15.1 a game as a junior brought him a season total of 437. Another 437 would put Matthew second behind the total of Kevin Noreen (which is listed as 1,700 plus?).

Springfield guard Isaac Fink is currently the 35th leading scorer in Minnesota history with 2,376 career points and he has a great chance to finish as a top 4-8 scorer in the history of Minnesota basketball.

Last year as a junior, Ely shooter Patrick Vanderbeek scored 21 points a game for his team and I’m going to guess most attempts were at the arc. Why? Through his junior year only seven players in the history of Minnesota high school hoops have attempted more threes. Entering his senior year Vanderberbeek has launched 863 in his career!