Posted On: 12/23/20 4:46 PM

On December 20th, I had the opportunity to attend Kahari Beaufort’s Skills Academy in Hartford, CT, where several high ranking Connecticut-based prospects were in attendance. Who were the top performers from the scrimmage portion of the skills academy? 

(1) Desmond Claude Desmond Claude 6'5" | CG St Thomas More | 2022 State |  6’5" | Combo-guard with the ability to guard wings | St. Thomas More | Class of 2022

Claude’s performance during the scrimmage session was awe-inspiring. A high flyer with the ability to create off the dribble, he thrives off his versatility.

A capable off-hand finisher with an explosive leaping ability, he made several high-level reads as the primary initiator. Still, he was also extremely aggressive on his drives to the paint. On defense, his effort level as the point-of-attack defender was something that I found very impressive. He rarely let his opponent beat him off the dribble and forced several steals. He was engaged and locked in during the scrimmage, as Claude’s ability to become a two-way player is very much in the making.

(2) Gavin Griffiths Gavin Griffiths 6'7" | SF Kingswood Oxford | 2023 State  |  6’7" | Guard/Wing Combo | Kingswood-Oxford School | 2023 

Griffiths seemed to utilize every tool in

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