On July 28, the Oakland Soldiers sixth grade team won the AAU Divison I national championship in Hampton, Virginia. In the championship game, the Soldiers faced We All Can Go Allstars, and after trailing by three with a minute remaining, Shemar Morrow hit the go-ahead shot to secure the championship.
In the first round, the Soldiers defeated the New York Guachos 66-54, then defeated the St. Louis Wildcats 69-61 in the final four to advance to the championship. The Soldiers went a perfect 8-0 throughout the national tournament.
The Soldiers roster consists of Jamir Thomas, Devin Hightower, Devin Askew, Dillon Dephina, Shemar Morrow, Mason Mastrov, Fred Burton, Kendell Munson. Jaylen Ison, Tyler Brinkman, head coach Juno Thomas, and assistant coaches Khari Walker and Dwayne Hightower.