QU hoops player sentenced to probation

Scott Bruxvoort was sentenced to one year of probation and 50 hours of community service on Wednesday.

A Quincy University basketball player was sentenced to one year of probation Wednesday in Adams County Court.

Scott Bruxvoort, 21, pleaded guilty to battery and retail theft charges last month.

He was arrested in April at the Wal-Mart in Quincy after police said he attempted to steal alcohol and shoved a store employee.

As part of his sentence, Bruxvoort also must perform 50 hours of community service and pay more than $2,000 in fines and restitution.

Quincy University men's basketball coach Marty Bell released a statement Wednesday in regards to the sentence.

"We were extremely disappointed in the actions that brought us to this point, but we feel that for Scott TMs future and well-being it TMs important we bring him back into the program. Scott will serve a five-game suspension at the start of the upcoming season and face other significant sanctions. Moving forward he will also be subject to additional stipulations to remain in the program," the statement read. "Young people make mistakes and this serious infraction was not taken lightly, but Scott will need to hold himself accountable with his teammates and the coaching staff to remain a part of our team."

Bruxvoort will be a redshirt sophomore during the upcoming season.