Producing at a high level as an athlete when you are 700 miles away from your family can be a difficult task. Feeling at home while doing so can be even more challenging.
Dalton State College guard Isaiah Box has found a balance both on and off the basketball court since coming to Dalton from Sauk Valley Community College (Dixon, Ill.) this season. His skills have helped the Roadrunners to an 8-1 record, but even more crucial for the junior from Rockford, Ill., has been finding a comfort level without his support system.
"It's been a lot of fun, but it's really different being so far from home," Box said. "I come from a family that is so close. I have two older brothers and a sister and I'm really close to them, and the past two years in college if I was ever down, then they were here for me to talk to. But something that has been really big has been having (Dalton State) coach Tony (Ingle). He's always there by my side and I don't hesitate to go to him with anything that's on my mind."
Box's relationship with Ingle played a crucial role in his decision to come ...