Check out this mix of the of the most feared teams on the circuit -- The Oakland Soldiers
From top to bottom, the Oakland Soldiers had one of the most talented rosters on the circuit this summer.
"I mean, we're stacked man, Arizona-commit Brandon Ashley told Five-Star in July. "Everybody on our team can go for 30. On any given day, one of us can do that."
The young fella has a point.
Check this. The Soldiers, who finished at No. 4 in the Five-Star Top 25, feature at least six high-major Division One prospects. And only five players can be on the court at once.
- Ashley, Rivals' No. 13 ranked player in 2012, is a 6-8 PF. He chose the Wildcats over UCLA, Syracuse, Oregon, Georgia Tech, Kentucky and Texas.
- Dominic Artis (Findlay Prep), the coach's son, is listed as the 8th best PG in 2012, and 52nd overall player. He's committed to UCLA.
- Aaron Gordon (Archbishop Mitty), an explosive 6-7 swingman, is 2013's No. 6 overall player. He lists offers from Kansas, New Mexico, Arizona, Washington and Stanford.
- Jabari Bird, (Salesian, CA) a 6-5 small forward, is considered to be Bay Area's finest. He checks in at No. 17 overall in the Class of 2013. Arizona, California, Oregon and Washington have offered.
- Tyree and Tyrel Robinson (Abraham Lincoln H.S.) are 2013 twin turbines. Tyrel's a 6-4 SF who's ranked just outside of the top-100. Tyree's the same height, but plays the off-guard position, and is ranked No. 69 in 2013. Both are being recruited for football and basketball.
Needless to continue, this team's loaded. They follow a lineage of successful Soldiers alumni, including Chauncey Billups, LeBron James, Leon Powe, Drew Gooden and Chuck Hayes.
Are they a dynasty? Well, that may be a stretch. Sports dynasties are defined by dominating over a stretch of years or seasons. So that's debatable.
But what's not debatable is this Oakland Soldiers video that Yay Area's Finest released last night. This is pure fire. Period. On that note, we suggest you click 'Play' above to watch.