UI: Fonts in world are HUGE!

When I got to the part about moving the UI into the world so that it works properly in VR, I had hoped to create an in-world scoreboard with a countdown clock and score display. Unfortunately, I found this unworkable because I could not get the fonts to scale down small enough to fit in the room I created around the hoops. The smallest font size I was able to work with was 12 point, which was still rather large, but also blurry when I moved it close enough to read. What is the deal with fonts in VR environments?