Posted On: 06/13/21 10:30 AM

When First Assembly Christian School takes the floor at the beginning of the 2021 season, it will have one of the best senior classes the state of Tennessee has to offer.

The Crusaders will have a senior group that’s been battle tested from every realm of the hardwood floor. The 2022 class has heart, toughness and a willingness to win. None of the seniors’ character has ever been questioned. It’s just a matter of if FACS will be able to finish the season as the TSSAA Division 1 Boys’ state champions.

As sophomores, Daniel Egbuniwe Daniel Egbuniwe 6'6" | SF FACS | 2022 State TN , Corey Savage, T.J. Thomas and Kobe Wilkes played in the state title game against Lausanne. As juniors, they fell short of the final four, losing to eventual champion Goodpasture in the elite eight round.

These four players have suffered two-consecutive heartbreaks. Last season could’ve been more painful since the Crusaders were expected by many to finish the season as state champs. On paper, FACS had all of the tools to be a state champion. Having point guard Joshua Ward Joshua Ward 6'1" | PG FACS | 2021 State TN take the next step bolted the Crusaders into legitimate title contenders.

But, when it seemed as if FACS was in the catbird’s

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