Class of 1992
Inducted in 2005

First touted on the pages of Sports Illustrated magazine as a high-scoring 10-year old soccer star, Jim Borodawka grew up to become one of the most proficient back court performers in the proud history of Lowell High School Basketball.

A three-year starter at guard for the Red and Gray, Jim handed out the 4th-highest seasonal assist total in school history as a sophomore point guard (1989–1990), helping lead the Raiders to the semi-finals of the Division I North State Tournament.

As a junior (1990–1991) Jim continued his stellar play at the point, shooting a school record 64% from the field as Lowell averaged almost 80 points per game en route to a 19–1 regular season record.

During the 1991–1992 campaign, Jim recorded one of the finest individual seasons in school history. Jim, the team Captain, scored a LHS record 554 points, averaging 26.4 points per game and leading all Eastern Mass Division I scorers despite regularly facing double and often triple team defenses. Jim earned All-Scholastic honors in both the Boston Globe and Boston Herald, as well as being chosen as the Lowell Sun’s Player of the Year and a Merrimack Valley All-Conference selection.

Jim ranks high in the LHS Basketball Record Book in numerous categories, highlighted by school records in 11 categories, including most points in a season, highest single season scoring average, virtually every school record in foul shooting and three-point shooting, and career assists.

After graduation, Jim captained Bridgton Academy in Maine, averaging 27.6 ppg and earning All-New England Prep honors.

Jim went on to an outstanding career at University of Massachusetts at Lowell , scoring over 1200 points. As a sophomore he led NCAA Division I and II in foul shooting percentage (92.5%), the only player in the history of the University to lead the nation in any statistical category. As a senior team Captain, Jim led the River Hawks to a 20-win season and the ECAC Division II Championship.

Jim finished his career high in the University of Massachusetts at Lowell Record Book in many categories, including 1st in career foul shooting percentage, a stat in which he led the New England Collegiate Conference for his final three seasons.

Induction Year: 2005
Graduation/Class Year: 1992
Gender: Male
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