The Brazilian center is versatile, strong, and very technical. He can play either facing the basket or with his back to it, has a very good hand from the middle distance, and can even score three pointers. He’s a solid rebounder and a good passer who can find the open man.
Faverani was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil and at age 16 played for the youth team of Spanish club Malaga. He started playing for Zaragoza of Spain at age 18; he later made a number of forays to the pro team of Malaga, including 7 Euroleague games during the 2008-09 season.
In the 2010 and 2011 seasons he played for Spanish club Murcia, and in his last season there was outstanding, with averages of 14.9 points and 6.4 rebounds, which helped the team rise to the first division. In 2012 and 2013 he played for Valencia, reaching the Final of the Eurocup (2012) and to the semi-final the following year. In his second season there he contributed 9.3 points and 4.6 rebounds in the Spanish League and 6.7 points and 3.4 rebounds in the Eurocup.
In the summer of 2013 Faverani made the leap to the NBA, signing with the Boston Celtics. He took part in 37 games, in which he averaged 4.4 points and 3.5 rebounds in 13 minutes of playing time. His best game was against the Milwaukie Bucks, where he posted great numbers: 12 points, 18 rebounds, and 6 blocks. In March of 2014 he underwent surgery on his knee after tearing his meniscus.