2015 forward Alex Floresca commits to San Diego


February 2, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Toreros head coach Bill Grier disagrees with a call during the first half against the Gonzaga Bulldogs at Jenny Craig Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Photo By Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Alex Floresca, a 6’7 forward out of Webster Groves in Missouri, has verbally committed to the University of San Diego Toreros for the 2015-16 season.  Floresca averaged about 12 points per game and seven rebounds per game as a junior in high school and was selected to the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association’s first team all-Suburban South conference.  One of his best games of the season came when Webster Groves defeated Jackson High School and Floresca had 26 points and 12 rebounds.

Ideally, Floresca would be a high octane rebounder and defender at USD.  With major holes to come in the USD offense when Johnny Dee and Christopher Anderson graduate next spring, hopefully Floresca can provide the ability to improve his post game and finish around the rim.  With Bill Grier’s contract extension, it seems as though he believes Floresca can have a long term impact tohelp San Diego emerge from the middle of the pack in the WCC, where they’ve been stuck for the last couple of seasons after emerging from the bottom of the league in 2009-2011.

Bill Grier’s first recruit in the post Dee-Anderson era will be competing for playing time in the frontcourt with shot blocker Jito Kok and Cal State Northridge transfer Brandon Perry, who will make his debut for the Toreros this November.  With power forward Thomas Jacobs and center Simi Fajemisin finishing their careers this season, there will most certainly be minutes for Floresca to make an immediate impact at this point.