Getting to Know … Alex Floresca

USD basketball player Alex Floresca

AGE: 22

HOMETOWN: St. Louis, Missouri

CREDENTIALS: In his fifth season as a forward on USD’s men’s basketball team, Floresca’s size (6’ 8”) makes him an intimidating on-court presence. When asked to recount his greatest on-court accomplishment, he doesn’t have to reach too far into the memory banks. “Making the National Invitation Tournament last year and having that pretty cool run during the West Coast Conference Tournament.”

CREATIVE EYE: An architecture major, Floresca completed two prestigious internships this past summer. “Gensler is a global design and architecture firm here in San Diego, and then I went to HOK Architecture in Kansas City. That was especially cool because I got to work on sports architecture. I want to specialize in facilities — with athletes, whether professional or collegiate — which would be super cool.”

LEADING LADY: From his physical stature to his booming voice, everything about Floresca seems big. But when he talks about the person that matters most, all that melts away. “My number one role model would be my mom for sure. She is the most hardworking person I’ve ever met; super down to earth but also a real boss.”

THE DREAM: In a perfect world, Floresca would be able to meld his athletic and architectural passions into a career. But for now, he’s leaving the door open to whatever life offers. “Ah, the dream … I don’t know what I’ll be doing, but I just want to be happy. Whether that’s playing basketball somewhere over in Europe or pursuing sports architecture.” — Chloe Zakhour ’21

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