ESPN 60 guard headed to Brewster Academy

ESPN 60 point guard Kevin Zabo (Gatineau, Que.) will be transferring from Montrose Christian to Brewster Academy following his recently completed sophomore year, ESPN.com's Adam Finkelstein is reporting.

Zabo will be returning to the New England prep ranks after spending his freshman season at St. Mark’s School where he played with Alex Murphy (Duke), Kaleb Tarczewski (Arizona) and Nik Stauskas (Michigan).

Zabo’s father, Ndavo Zeph Zabo, spoke with ESPN.com on Tuesday night and was emphatic that this latest move had nothing to do with basketball.

“This was a family decision and basketball was not a concern,” he said. “As parents, we are attached to structured and integrated boarding schools, such as our previous experience at St. Mark’s, that we personally prefer to a school house system.”

Zabo had a highly successful sophomore season at Montrose, holding down the team’s starting point guard position and being instrumental in their run to the semifinals of the ESPNHS NHSI.

“Kevin was in very good hands with legendary Coach Vetter,” Zeph Zabo said. “He was doing pretty well academically, appreciating his teammates, and learning a lot from the coaching staff. He is grateful.”

Now, Zabo will become the latest in a long line of highly talented point guards to run the show for Brewster Academy and head coach Jason Smith, who led the Bobcats to their second National Prep Championship in 2012.

“I’m ecstatic to have Kevin coming to Brewster,” Smith said. “I know he will be a tremendous addition to our school and that our basketball program will be in wonderful hands with him leading us from the point guard position.”

Zabo is currently the 37th ranked prospect and 9th point guard in the national class of 2014. He claims current scholarship offers from West Virginia and George Washington while also attracting interest from as many as 30 different other schools including Georgetown, Connecticut, Florida, Arizona, UCLA, Texas, and numerous others.