Hometown: Miami, FL
ALVARO AT A GLANCE: Big body with good inside skills ... Can stretch the defense with his ability to take his game out to the perimeter.
HIGH SCHOOL: Selected First-Team All-Dade County by Miami Herald as a senior ... Second-Team All-Dade as a junior ... Ranked No. 101 on Florida Hoops Top 150 players in state in 2013 ...Ranked No. 6 among Top 25 Class of 2013 players in South Florida by RMF Magazine ... Averaged 19.6 points and 11.rebounds per game in 2012-13 ... Averaged 15 ppg and 10 reb as a junior ... Helped lead Gladiators to 2012 Class 8A state championship ... Team advanced to region finals in 2013.
PERSONAL: Son of Julio Simoza and Gloria Izaguirre ... Has brother, Alejandro ... Major undeclared.