QU basketball player jailed on battery, theft charges

Scott Bruxvoort
Posted: Apr. 28, 2014 8:08 am Updated: May. 19, 2014 8:27 am

A member of the Quincy University men's basketball team was arrested on two charges after an incident at Wal-Mart, 5211 Broadway, and lodged in the Adams County Jail over the weekend.

Scott Bruxvoort, 20, from West Mitchellville, Iowa, was arrested on charges of aggravated battery and retail theft. Quincy police said Bruxvoort was arrested at Wal-Mart at 6:32 p.m. Friday. Police said Bruxvoort grabbed a Wal-Mart loss prevention officer while trying to run past him to get out of the store. Quincy police said Bruxvoort was attempting to steal alcohol from the business.

Bruxvoort was still lodged in jail on Monday morning pending his first appearance in Adams County Circuit Court.

Marty Bell, Quincy University's athletic director and men's basketball coach, announced in a press release Monday morning that Bruxvoort has been suspended from the team, and his "future with the program will be determined once this issue has been vetted through the legal process.

A transfer from the University of Albany, Bruxvoort averaged 10.5 points and 5.2 rebounds per game as a redshirt freshman for the Hawks, who finished 10-18 overall and 5-13 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. He had a career-high 20 points in a 106-99 loss to the University of Illinois-Springfield on Jan. 11.

A 6-foot-6 guard/forward, Bruxvoort played in just 12 games. He was granted a leave of absence for personal reasons in late January and missed the team's final 10 games. He was expected to return next season for his sophomore campaign.

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