Former JWCC, QU hoops star to be sentenced July 19

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Joel Box, who played basketball for both John Wood Community College and Quincy University and used that fame to start basketball camps and train players, faces sentencing on theft charges next month.

Box was arrested in the summer of 2019 in Rockford and then pleaded guilty in March of this year to one count of Theft over $10,000. He had admitted in an earlier court appearance that he had taken payments for lessons and camps for Joel Box Evolution Basketball during 2018 and 2019, but never gave any instruction.

Two years ago, Box’s company was flagged by the Better Business Bureau, citing multiple cases of people paying Box hundreds or thousands of dollars for instruction that children never received.

He is free on $100,000 bond and will be sentenced in Adams County Circuit Court on July 19.

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