Arike
Ogunbowale

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Arike Ogunbowale's Bio

About Arike Ogunbowale

Arike Ogunbowale (born March 2, 1997) is a guard for the Dallas Wings. She played college basketball at Notre Dame.

Career Accolades- 

  • Two-time All-WNBA selection (First Team – 2020; Second Team – 2021)
  • One-time WNBA All-Star (2021)
  • One-time WNBA All-Star Game MVP (2021)
  • One-time WNBA regular-season scoring leader (2020)
  • Has ranked first (2020), third (2019) and fifth (2021) in the league in scoring
  • Shares WNBA record for consecutive games scoring at least 30 points (4) with Maya Moore
  • WNBA All-Rookie Team (2019)
  • Runner-up as WNBA Rookie of the Year (2019)

2021

Scored 17 in just 20 mins at LAS on 5-14…scored 20 in back to back games, dropping 28 vs SEA 5/22 and 24 at NYL 5/25….scored 24 points, including a go-ahead 3 with .7 seconds, at SEA 6/6….netted her ninth career 30-point game vs WAS 6/26…led the team in assists with 104…holds the fifth spot in WNBA history with a 65 consecutive double-digit scoring streak…became the third fastest player to 1500 points in her 74th career game at NYL 7/5…dropped 26 points and tied a career high with nine assists at WAS 8/26…netted 23 points at LVA 9/13.

2020

Dropped 26 vs CHI 8/26…set a new career high with 3 steals vs CON 8/6…set a season high in points, 3PM and Rebounds vs PHX 8/16…scored a career high 39 points in a OT win against WAS 9/6…scored 38 vs CHI 9/11…led the WNBA in scoring and had four 30 point games in back to back years

2019

2019 WNBA All-Rookie selection… Led the team in scoring (19.1 ppg) and was third leading scorer in the league… Her 630 points is 3rd in WNBA history in rookie points…Grabbed a career high 7 boards versus the Sparks on  7/18…Hit 11 FTs agaisnt PHX 8/11, a career high…Scored 20 or more in 18 games this season, totaling 11 of them consecutively to close the season…Scored back to back 20 point games 6/22 and 6/26, the first Wings Rookie to do so in 5 years…Had a career high six REB at CHI 7/7…Scored a career high 35 points vs Los Angeles (8/14) and Chicago (8/29)… Scored 30 or more points in four straight games, tying Maya Moore’s WNBA record… Is the only rookie to have multiple games of 35 points or more.

College

Ogunbowale was a four-year letter winner for the Irish and passed Dallas’ own Skylar Diggins-Smith to become the program’s all-time leading scorer. The 2018 and 2019 All-American was All-ACC First-Team in the same years. Her late game heroics helped Notre Dame take home the National Championship in 2018.

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