AAU Workout Visits – SEBA
KENNESAW, GA – It’s become a yearly staple to visit Billy LoPresti and SEBA to see who he’s drawn into his highly successful and extremely well-run organization.
They teach more than just basketball, making it easy to support his messaging.
He’s going young with an eye to the future, featuring 15U and 16U this spring.
By: Keith Agran
Cameron Hewling | G | Mt Paran
Best player on the floor during the evening and that will be the case with Hewling often into the spring as he has the potential to explode onto the scene, this is a real deal young prospect you need to know coming off a sophomore All-Region campaign where a growing MPC boys team took major strides as the season wore on, he’s got a bit of everything with – explosion up the floor and at the basket, good shooting percentage from distance, is a dog on defense, and is an enthusiastic and personable kid who’s terrific attitude and work ethic will surely rub off on others.
Carter McCarn | G | Georgia Force Christian
Those outside the scouting community may not know much about McCarn outside of him being 2022 grad’s (and SEBA alum) Davis McCarn’s younger brother, but pull the clips and see a born-to-shoot kind of talent who at a stringy 6-5 can rise up above smaller guys and dagger you from 3 and 4 steps past the arc, will see tighter defending even in wide-open AAU games so developing more off the bounce with an eye on honing the pull-up game will be a key, if he can use this summer to take a step in the foot speed department and add some beef so he can get at the rim with a closer to college-level effectiveness this could be a real find over in northern Gwinnett.
Kobi Cooper | G | Dalton
The size at 6-3 and length added to the way he played close to the basket would have suggested more forward play but Cooper played a ton of PG for the Catamounts, does take care of the ball and use long strides to get by people in a lead role, when not forced into handling it like with guard-friendly SEBA he can play wing and develop an off the ball game this spring which should help his growth, around the basket he’s springy and active and even if he goes back to being the dominant ballhandler next winter his ability to work inside is only a positive.
Dre Dupree | G | Allatoona
The Bucs have several young players on SEBA rosters who looked good which bodes well for the near future, Dupree is actually a recent arrival from Detroit and has the moxie of a tough inner-city guy you’d expect from that town, slick handle and a non-aversion to contact will get him by people or to the line a ton, has a good jumper to keep people honest but it’s the effective playground drive game and in-your-grill on-ball defending and swipey hands will that be a separator for him.
Tony LoPresti | G | Mt Paran
Got a little sprinkling of this riser’s game last year as a top 8th-grader in town and he being the son of coach and org head Billy shows in every detail, young players develop the 3-ball younger and younger every year it seems and we know LoPresti’s been hoisting shots from about 5 years old as he can really get rolling, now with a high school body which he used well in a strong all-around freshman campaign at MPC he’s ready for the next evolution as he hones what sets up to be the ideal 2-guard game.
Chace North | F | Central-Carrollton
Campbell 2026 Anderson Barnes could have easily occupied this spot as well as he’s a similarly intriguing young frontcourt player, North is that Central kind of tough guy we’ve come to know from that program, will bully and push and fight for everything and has the body to back it up, the offense appears to be primarily in close at the moment but he’s got time to add deeper shooting, for now he can be a rebounding force with his athleticism and fits this SEBA group well which features a lot of shooters.
OTHERS TO WATCH:
Anderson Barnes, F, Campbell, 2026
Wyatt Thomason, G, North Cobb Christian, 2026
Anderson Carey, G, Walker, 2026
Drew Snyder, F, Dalton, 2025
Matthew McAuley, G, Allatoona, 2025
Keith Agran has lived in Georgia since 2011 and joined OTR as a National Evaluator in 2021. He previously scouted for Prep Hoops dating back to 2019, and also spent 3 years as a sports writer at two newspapers in New Jersey. After a championship-coaching background on the HS-level also in NJ, he accepted the Girl’s Basketball Head Coaching position in May 2022 at Mt Bethel Christian Academy and now balances scouting and coaching still with a keen eye on talent around the region. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @BracketSage.