Before becoming a skills coach, Alex played in UMKC his freshman season where he started 17 games at PG & transferred to Lindenwood University for his final 3 seasons. At LU, Alex become the schools all-time assist leader. He was named All-Conference 3 times. He also, scored over 1,300 points in his 3 seasons at Lindenwood. His senior season, Alex averaged over 16 points per game & 6 assist per game, which only 5 other players accomplished that season in all of division 1 or 2. He was named Lindenwood Student-Athlete of the Year in 2012-2013.
After earning his degree in communications, Alex received an offer to play professionally overseas in Germany (Pro-B). He played 1 season where he averaged 15 points per game & 4 assists per game before deciding to become a full-time skills coach with Pure Sweat.