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Basketball Recruiting

Meet 2026's Alex Constanza, a Top-5 recruit, he talks recruitment, game

January 17, 2024

Alex Constanza, a 6-foot-8 sophomore, currently starring at Westminister Academy (FL.) and drawing early attention from several suitors.

The Florida native comes from a basketball background. His father, Ed, a New York native, has been known by coaches as a basketball historian. Point blank, the Constanzas are a hoops family.

The 2026 star has been playing excellent basketball over the last few months, putting him in the conversation as one of the top-rated sophomores in the entire country.

Recently, Alex had multiple 20+ points finishes at Flyin’ To The Hoop and has continued to make his mark as a Top-10 recruit.

One reason coaches have been in hot pursuit of the Westminister Academy product is due to his ability to play multiple positions and also guard multiple positions. In addition, at 6-foot-8, his ability to do special things on the basketball court has been made evident.

Constanza continues to be an early target amongst college coaches, most recently adding an offer from Syracuse, notching his offer total to 16. had the opportunity to speak with the rising 2026 prospect on his recruitment and his game.

Which schools would you say are heaviest involved early on?

“Most of the Florida schools, Auburn, Syracuse, Louisville, Georgia, Dayton, Oregon, and St. John’s.”

Did any newer schools enter the mix?

“Syracuse is new, Wisconsin, Arizona State, Ole Miss, Ohio State, and Ohio.”

What are your thoughts on your latest offer from Syracuse?

“They offered me. Coach Griffin and Coach Autry have seen me play at EYBL and high school. They feel I can be a good fit especially since my dad is from New York and knows his basketball history.”

How about a local school like Florida, what is their early pitch?

“Yeah. Being from Florida, all the local schools show a lot of love and want me to keep them involved. Great to have schools as an option close to home.”

What about Auburn, what is the pitch from them?

“Coach Pearl visited our school to discuss things that he looks for in a player and what his expectations are. He thinks I’d fit in their system of big guards.”

For those who don’t know your game, how would you describe it?

“I’m a three-level scorer that looks to always make the right play. I like to play make and get my teammates involved. I can play and guard multiple positions and also rebound the ball. I play very unselfish and like to get assists.”

How would you like to improve your game? You’re young but what areas are you emphasizing development-wise?

“Mostly working on my body, getting faster and stronger. I take pride in becoming a great defender to guard all positions. I also want to sharpen my handle.”

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