Monday, February 29, 2016

Zach Brown back at Miami Beach High, still committed to UConn, may run track!

After a whirlwind past few weeks that saw him commit to UConn, transfer from Miami High to Putnam Science Academy, then leave school to return to his Miami home, Zach Brown is back at his original school: Miami Beach High.

Brown played there for coach Jacob Shaw his first two years of high school before transferring to Miami High this past year, then PSA a few weeks ago.

“We’re happy to have him back in our program," said Shaw. "It’s not just me, it’s my whole coaching staff,  the principal, the administration, our goal is to make sure Zach’s in the right mind, playing good basketball. This is something Zach wanted. Everything is all about what he wants right now. He’s ready to get back and have some fun in a positive way."

Brown is still fully committed to UConn, and Shaw said he's spoken to Kevin Ollie and that the Huskies are still committed to Brown. One thing is certain, however: Brown will absolutely not re-classify to 2016. That's the main reason he transferred to PSA, but the adjustment and the academic stress became too much for him. He was also involved in a postgame fight a couple of weeks into his tenure that led to his being released from the school.

Miami Beach High's hoops season is over, so Brown is concentrating on academics. He's also thinking of running track this spring.

It's a long way from now until the summer or fall of 2017. Whether Brown ever makes it to UConn remains to be seen. But it appears he's in the right place for him right now, and that all parties involved would still like to see the UConn thing work out.

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Blogger Bill Doe said...

Nowhere in the post does it address his health issues which is why he "left" Putnam? Can you please elaborate a bit further on this story? I really enjoy reading your blog, but you have come from a couple differing places on this one? Maybe I am just not reading it correctly?

February 29, 2016 at 7:12 PM 
Blogger Unknown said...

What health issues?

February 29, 2016 at 10:46 PM 
Blogger David Borges said...

He was asked to leave PSA after the fight. He also had personal issues to deal with. I can't connect them for you without revealing confidential information, but it shouldn't be too hard to figure out.

March 1, 2016 at 9:20 AM 
Blogger Bill Doe said...

Your comment at the time was that no one should be concerned about him attending UCONN, only that his "health issue" was paramount. If it was so paramount, then why hide behind it or now even say he is thinking of running track? 3 weeks ago a serious health issue, now picking up another sport? Not adding up and truly don't understand how you can see it from your audiences perspective. I value very much your blog and read it consistently and have for years. This is an anomaly in your work. Or ability to communicate what you know effectively.

March 1, 2016 at 11:49 AM 
Blogger David Borges said...

This is the last time I'll address this before I mistakenly reveal information I've been asked not to reveal. The point I made a few weeks ago was that the only thing anyone did (or should) care about at the time was his health and well-being, not where he'd be going to college. I only found out a couple of days ago that he still intends on going to UConn, though a lot can still happen between now and then and it's no sure bet he'll wind up in Storrs. As I said before, he had/has a health issue, the nature of which should be fairly obvious, given the fact that he's still able to participate in athletics (track, etc.). I'm sorry if any of this was confusing, but it's a very strange situation that also deals with some very personal issues.

March 1, 2016 at 8:08 PM 
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