University of Miami Athletics

Favour Aire






215 lbs.




Ekpoma, Nigeria

High School

Bishop McNamara (Md.)







Favour Aire - Men's Basketball - University of Miami Athletics

As a Freshman (2022-23): Appeared in 14 games, registering nine points, eight rebounds, two blocks and two steals in 38 minutes … Logged one point and one steal in his debut against Florida A&M (11/15) … Scored two points, making his lone shot, versus St. Francis Brooklyn (11/23), adding two rebounds and a steal … Set season bests in minutes (10), points (six), rebounds (three), made field goals (two), made free throws (two) and free-throw attempts (three) at Louisville (12/4) in his first ACC outing … Posted his first block against St. Francis (PA) (12/17) … Blocked a shot at Georgia Tech (1/4) … Pulled down two boards at Florida State (1/24) … Played in the ACC Tournament semifinal matchup with No. 21 Duke (3/10).

High School: Graduated from Bishop McNamara High School … Consensus four-star prospect … Ranked as the third-best recruit in Maryland by Rivals and fourth-best by both 247Sports and ESPN … Slotted at No. 61 nationally, including No. 11 among centers, by Rivals … Finished No. 112 in the 247Sports Composite rankings, good for No. 19 at his position … McDonald’s All-American Game nominee … Named to The Washington Post First Team All-Met as a senior … Averaged 16.0 points per game and amassed 24 double-doubles … Grabbed 231 total rebounds to lead the elite WCAC, notching 51 more than the second-place finisher … Served as a team captain and led McNamara to the WCAC title game … WaPo Honorable Mention All-Met as a sophomore … Played for New World Basketball on the AAU circuit … Member of the honor roll … Marcus Thornton, the 2015 CAA Player of the Year at William & Mary, and former NFL wide receiver Brandon Coleman also graduated from McNamara.

Personal: Full name is Onosedeba Favour Aire … Name is pronounced On-Err-Seh-DAY-Bah FAY-Vurr EYE-Ray … Goes by Favour and nickname is Fav … Born July 21, 2003, in Abuja, Nigeria … Parents are Chris and Gladys Aire … Father is a medical lab scientist and mother is a teacher … Has two older sisters, Miracle and Precious, and one younger brother, David … Intends to major in computer engineering … Counts Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid and Pascal Siakam as his favorite athletes, followed by Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, Hakeem Olajuwon, David Robinson and Kobe Bryant … Best sports memory is beating DeMatha in the 2021 WCAC semifinals … Committed to Miami over offers from Georgetown, Rutgers and USC … Chose Miami because of the family feeling and his belief the coaching staff had his best interests at heart.