Auburn University Basketball Team Baptized in Jordan River

(Auburn Basketball Twitter)

Members of the Auburn University basketball team embraced the literal paths taken by Jesus Christ while visiting the Holy Land recently, even taking the remarkable step of getting baptized in the Jordan River.

The team "shared a special moment with each other" when they were baptized in the Jordan this week in Israel, the team tweeted.

The Auburn team was in Israel for a 10-day trip to play three exhibition games.

But that left them plenty of time for touring in the Holy Land.

"We blazed a trail now. I think there's going to be other college teams who want to come over and have this competition and have this kind of historic, educational, religious, spiritual experience. It was nothing short of amazing," said Auburn Tigers' Coach Bruce Pearl in an interview with SECNetwork.

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