The best frontline I have ever seen on an AAU team was an Atlanta Celtics team in the early 2000’s that featured Dwight Howard, Randolph Childress and Josh Smith. All three of those players made the NBA and Howard and Smith went pro right out of high school.
The most interesting frontline I have ever seen was a Houston Hoops team in the summer of 2003. While I have probably seen half a dozen AAU teams with three or more future NBA players on the roster, this is the only team I can recall with a trio of NFL players on the roster. Even stranger, thanks to Fendi Onobun being a sixth round draft pick of the Rams, the team featured three future NFL tight ends.
Joining Onobun on that team was Martellus Bennett and Jermichael Finley. At the time Onobun was committed to the Wildcats and both Bennett and Finley were being heavily pursued by the Arizona football team, with walk-on slots on the basketball team being dangled as incentive to choose Mike Stoops fledgling program.
Bennett committed to Texas A&M, his brother actually considering the Wildcats more than Martellus eventually did.
Finely wound up at Texas, in one of the stranger recruiting stories I can recall. His high school coach seemingly put other players on the phone with recruiting analysts who called the high school looking for quotes. I have no actually proof of this, but I interviewed Finley probably 5-6 times and many of the quotes coming out were far too lengthy for the shy Finley. As a Texas prep phenom, Finley never felt comfortable being interviewed and left his answer short and to the point.
Even stranger was the curious case of his plane ticket to Tucson. Finley was set to take in an official visit to Tucson on a Saturday morning and the Wildcat coaches did their best to keep the visit quiet. A Tucson based website got wind of the visit, posted a story and by the time Finley got the Dallas airport six hours later his ticket to Tucson had been cancelled (although his grandmother’s ticket had not been cancelled.)
Finley eventually made the visit, like Arizona, but chose to attend Texas. The move worked as he is currently playing for the Green Bay Packers.
Onobun will get his chance to play in the NFL. His college basketball career was less than stellar, as he could never overcome being a “tweener”. Ironically enough, Bennett, his high school teammate, actually put up better numbers as a senior but wisely chose football over basketball, though he could have played both.