Posted On: 09/22/21 11:30 AM

It’s championship or bust for FACS in 2021.

There’s no other way to put it. This season will be considered a failure if the Crusaders aren’t the last team standing at the Division 1-A Boys’ State Tournament.

I was on hand Tuesday for the team’s open gym session.

Here are three observations from Tuesday.

Daniel Egbuniwe Daniel Egbuniwe 6'6" | SF FACS | 2022 State TN should be a Mr. Basketball finalist

There’s nothing standing in the way of the senior forward being one of three Mr. Basketball finalists in Division 1-A by season’s end. The 6-foot-7 forward showcased his ability to put the basketball on the floor, make shots from the perimeter, and contest shots at the rim. Egbuniwe is comfortable bringing the basketball up the floor in transition, and doesn’t mind going coast-to-coast. In half-court settings, he showed that he can take his defender off the dribble. Egbuniwe’s athleticism and strength will have him difficult to stop when he takes off into the air. I have already predicted that Egbuniwe will average a double-double in 2021. I’m not ready to say he’s going to win Mr. Basketball, but being a finalist shouldn’t be farfetched.

T.J. Thomas T.J. Thomas 6'1" | SG FACS | 2022 State TN is a leader FACS needs

The senior point

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