Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Zach Brown no longer at Putnam, dealing with personal health issue

Zach Brown is no longer enrolled at Putnam Science Academy, and is in fact back in Miami right now with his biological family. Whether or not he ever plays basketball for UConn is the furthest thing from anyone’s minds right now, as he deals with a “personal health issue.”

Here's what PSA coach Tom Espinosa wrote in an email on Wednesday morning:

"I wanted to pass this along to all of you regarding Zach Brown. Its official that Zach Brown is no longer enrolled at Putnam Science Academy. Unfortunately, Zach Brown had an incident and was asked to leave the school."

Brown has spent about a week in Miami before flying back up to Connecticut on Saturday night and had planned to meet with officials from Putnam on Monday, according to a source. But it never materialized, and after spending the past few days in Connecticut, he flew back to Miami on Tuesday.

Brown was involved in an altercation between PSA and Montverde Prep in the locker room after a game on Feb. 6 at Rhode Island College in Providence. He returned to Miami for what had been a pre-planned trip the next day, and stayed a few extra days to try to sort out some personal issues before flying back to Connecticut on Saturday night.

He never made it back to Putnam, however. It’s unfortunate he didn’t get a chance to meet with Caron Butler, a shining example of a young man from a troubled background who turned his life around at UConn.


At this point, Brown isn’t looking at any other colleges, or even prep schools. The No. 1 priority is for him to get healthy.

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8 Comments:

Blogger Bill Doe said...

Does this affect his pending enrollment at UConn?

February 17, 2016 at 11:45 AM 
Blogger David Borges said...

That's the last thing on anyone's minds right now. He was still Class of 2017, anyway.

February 17, 2016 at 12:27 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave, why would he be asked to leave by PSA if he has a health issue. Doesn't add up...

February 20, 2016 at 7:22 PM 
Blogger David Borges said...

He was asked to leave PSA because of the fight incident. But he's currently dealing with a health issue in Florida.

February 21, 2016 at 3:44 PM 
Blogger Unknown said...

This article could not be more unclear. his coach stated he was asked to leave the school for what sounds like disciplinary reasons and the author is relating his departure to health reasons. Although I enjoy Mr . Borges' blogs in general, this entry is to unclear and should not have been published until the author had better information

February 22, 2016 at 2:54 PM 
Blogger David Borges said...

Never said he was kicked out because of health issues, just that he's dealing with them now.

February 22, 2016 at 4:30 PM 
Blogger Hardwood Posters said...

Ohhh...really ???
critical issue

February 24, 2016 at 7:03 AM 
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