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In this photo taken March 24, Marshall Bjorklund, right, of Sibley East is defended by Erik Linn-Molin of Braham during a Class AA quarterfinal game at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. (Associated Press)

Bjorklund of Sibley East is AP's Boys Basketball Player of Year


By Dave Campbell, AP Sports Writer

MINNEAPOLIS -- Marshall Bjorklund hit the weights hard and made the gym his home over a standout career at Sibley East High School that saw him flourish into a 6-foot-7 force in the post.

The work ethic was important, but a little sibling rivalry helped bring out his best, too.

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