The second annual Kahari Beaufort Skills Academy hosted some of the best players from Connecticut. There were three separate sessions with four prospects allowing skills trainer Jaquann Starks, from Revolution Basketball Training of New England, to lock in on each…
The second annual Kahari Beaufort Skills Academy hosted some of the best players from Connecticut. There were three separate sessions with four prospects allowing skills trainer Jaquann Starks, from Revolution Basketball Training of New England, to lock in on each prospect and assist with their overall development. Although the gym was full of talented prospects three players, in my opinion, are destined for long-term success. If you haven’t done so check out Ian Riaf’s write on the top four guards from the skills academy here.
| 6’6″ Wing-Forward | Winsor HS | 2023
Troy is well known throughout the state of Connecticut but will soon become a high-ranking household name nationwide. Troy is a 6’6″ versatile three-level scorer who possesses outstanding athleticism. Being physically advanced for his age Troy uses his size and strength to get downhill and finish at the rim. He showed consistent activity on the offensive end getting to the paint off the dribble or rising up for the pull-up jumper. He showed flashes of his defensive potential displaying his lateral quickness and ability to help on the weak side as a shot blocker.
| 6’8″ Forward | East Catholic HS | 2021
Brody is the definition of a player who was burnt by the cancelation of summer basketball. The 6’8″ forward is arguably one of the best athletes in New England. He finishes well above the rim and isn’t afraid to challenge at the rim as well. He’s a very talented prospect who is capable of stretching the floor. He has no hesitation on his jumper which makes him a legitimate versatile scoring threat. He showed flashes of his ability to create off the dribble, handling the ball well, and making good decisions.
| 6’1″ Combo Guard | Trumbull HS | 2022
Johnny has grown 1-2 inches since I’ve last seen him and seems to have been in the weight room during the stoppage of play. Johnny, being one of the best shooters in Connecticut, lived up to his reputation and shot the ball exceptionally well throughout the session but there were other things that caught my attention. He’s starting to assert himself as a playmaker. Defenders know he can shoot the leather off the ball and have begun to play him tighter. He’s beginning to handle the ball more creating space or getting downhill showing good touch on his runner/floater.