A line of gold-shirted children filed into the Franklin Boys and Girls Club gymnasium early Tuesday afternoon, most taking a moment to visually take in the 7-footer in the room.
Miles Plumlee without speaking a word had their undivided attention.
It wasn’t long ago the second-year Indiana Pacers forward/center sat wide-eyed as a celebrity speaker doled out life lessons to basketball campers barely taller than a press table.
Now the size-18 high-top was clearly on the other foot. And Plumlee, still something of a kid at 24, basked in the opportunity afforded him as the Pacers Summer Hoops Tour made a stop in Johnson County.