Frank Aires was one of 24 men that formed the school's first post-war varsity team in 1945-46. While none returned for the 1946-47 season, basketball was only a small part of Aires' remarkable career.

Aires played basketball at Dayton prior to World War II, where he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and flew B-17 missions. Within two years after graduating from Georgetown, Aires was called back to military service as a fighter pilot in Korea and later served as an intelligence officer in Vietnam before retiring as a USAF colonel in 1970, where he settled in Colorado Springs, CO as the director of logistics for the U.S. Olympic Committee and a member of the Air Force athletics department.

Following 40 years on the USOC and AFA staffs, Aires retired in 2010.

 

Season

GP

GS

Min

FG

FGA

%

3FG

3GA

%

FT

FTA

%

Off

Reb

Avg

PF

Ast

Blk

Stl

Pts

Avg

1945-46 18 84 4.7
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