2010 UCSB signee Troy Leaf of Foothills Christian High was selected San Diego Section Player of the Year.
Troy Leaf, Foothills Christian
Headed for UC Santa Barbara in the fall, the 6-foot-3 Leaf will take with him the section career scoring record, becoming the first local player to surpass 3,000 points.
Leaf finished with 3,318, third in state history, according to Cal-Hi Sports. He left previous record-holder and current San Diego State player Tyrone Shelley (2,962 with Christian and Crawford in 2004-2007) well in his wake.
Leaf also was credited with 609 assists (seventh in section history), 374 steals (seventh), 284 three-point field goals (third) and 870 rebounds.
“I didn’t realize until the end of last year that I had a chance at the (scoring) record,” said Leaf, 18. “I’m proud of that record. But even better was playing on a team with Kalob (Hatcher) for four years and J’Vonte Brooks. We won four straight section (Division V) titles and no one can ever do better than that.”