Scott Vossler still remembers his drive to the bucket four years ago in a middle school student-faculty basketball game.
The social studies teacher dribbled into the paint and got taught a lesson of his own. Don’t drive the lane on Tristan Leigh.
Already at 6-foot-2 as a junior-high kid, Leigh sent a Vossler shot attempt back in his face, and Vossler had one thought.
“‘Man, this is a kid?’” Vossler recalls.
The head coach of Robinson Secondary’s (Virginia) football program, Vossler saw then what he would proceed to see over the next few years.