Hassan Diarra wins another National Championship

March 9, 2024 Putnam Science Academy’s all-time leading scorer and two-time national prep champion Hassan Diarra scored nine (9) points Monday night to become a two-time NCAA National Champion as UConn won its second straight title by beating Purdue 75-60.  Hassan’s older brother Mamadou also a PSA Alum, who is seventh on PSA’s all-time scoring […]


Putnam Science Academy’s Esports team continues to hum along like a well-oiled machine. Now in its third year, the program quietly qualified in December for its second straight trip to Nationals in the High School Esports League when its Rocket League team won HSEL’s highest division of play, the Premier League.  “Coming off a second […]

Ben Ahmed breaks record

Last March, when Mouhamed Dioubate spoke about becoming PSA’s all-time leading rebounder, he said he was going to enjoy it but also that he wouldn’t have the mark for long. “Ben’s going to get it next year,” he said. “It’s cool now but Ben’s going to get it and go way past it.” Dioubate’s foretelling […]

Jalen Claude sets Mustang records

Everyone thought Jalen Claude had a great game Friday night when he made five 3-pointers and finished with 27 points. But it was mere child’s play compared to what he did Saturday. Claude, a postgrad on Putnam Science Academy’s Elite basketball team, scored a school-record 47 points aided by making a school-record 12 3-pointers in […]

Who is Justin Johnson?

Video by: Splash Productions There was a new name on the whiteboard in PSA basketball coach Tom Espinosa’s office toward the end of summer, at the bottom of the list of others who were already committed to the school and seen as potential Prep-level players. An interested party noticed it there, pointed to it, and […]


Nov 12, 2023 They had played Woodstock Academy twice during the regular season, and twice PSA’s Elite soccer team came out on the wrong end of the result. But by the end of Sunday’s GESP Conference Tournament championship game, those games didn’t matter. PSA’s Elite team won the third and final meeting at Woodstock Academy […]


The Road to the Final Four goes through Putnam. Thanks to some magical runs and some dominating performances, Putnam Science Academy will be well-represented at the NCAA men’s Final Four this weekend, as FOUR former Mustangs are on teams that have advanced to the season’s final weekends. UConn’s Hassan Diarra (Class of 2020), Florida Atlantic’s […]

Mouhamed Dioubate’s dream season!!

You may have had a good week, and if so, Mouhamed Dioubate is happy for you. But nevertheless, he’ll see your good week and raise you his. The Putnam Science Academy post grad basketball player had arguably the best week in PSA history, one that left a lot of people, including Dioubate himself, shaking their […]

Men’s Prep wins the National Prep Championship

WORCESTER, Mass. – Mouhamed Dioubate had 14 points, seven rebounds, three assists, and three blocks Friday night, while Baye Ndongo made two free throws with 0.3 seconds and Putnam Science Academy won its second straight National Prep basketball championship by beating Sunrise Christian Academy 80-76 on March 10. It is PSA’s fourth national title overall, […]

Men’s Prep wins back to back Power 5 Championships!

SPRINGFIELD, MASS: The motto at this point in the basketball season is always “survive and advance.” Don’t apologize for any wins, don’t focus on too many negatives in a win. Just survive and advance. Putnam Science Academy’s Men’s Prep team did just that March 5, winning the Power 5 Conference Tournament with an 80-73 victory […]