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Scott Bosanko - Inducted 2023

Considered one of the best at basketball-rich Aberdeen Central High School, Scott Bosanko was all-state as a junior and senior when he led the Eastern South Dakota Conference in scoring in both seasons. He graduated from Central in 1977 and was chosen a McDonald's All-American. He led the Golden Eagles to their first state championship since 1961 with a 23-1 record. He led Aberdeen Central to a third-place finish in the 1976 state tournament.

Bosanko graduated from Northern State University in 1981. He ended his NSU basketball career as Northern’s all-time scoring leader with 2,424 points. He was an accurate long-range shooter who accomplished his career point total without a three-point line. He was also a tremendous passer and ball handler, who made 90 percent of his free throws as an NSU senior. He was the conference MVP and an NAIA All-American in 1981. Bosanko was the two-year conference scoring champion and was the 1981 South Dakota Male College Athlete of the Year for all sports as selected by the South Dakota Sportswriters Association. He was a 10th-round NBA draft pick of Dallas in 1981 and signed with the Mavericks but didn’t make the team.

After college, Bosanko starred in amateur basketball tournaments with ten state championships and three MVP awards. He has been inducted into several athletic halls of fame including the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, Aberdeen Central, Northern State University, SD High School Basketball, and SD Amateur Basketball. He has been in the oil and gas industry for 27 years and currently resides in Farmington, NM, with his wife, Tammy.

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