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Favour Aire






215 lbs.




Ekpoma, Nigeria

High School

Bishop McNamara (Md.)





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

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.