Arike Ogunbowale Quick Facts
|Full Name||Arike Ogunbowale|
|Born||2 March 1997 (25 years)|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||165lb (75 kg)|
Who is Arike Ogunbowale?
Arike Ogunbowale is a Nigerian-American basketball star and player for the Dallas Wings of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). At college, she played for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Arike was drafted by the Wings with the fifth overall pick of the 2019 WNBA draft.
Childhood and Family
Arike was born in 1997 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Nigerian parents, Yolanda and Gregory Ogunbowale, and a sister to Mario and Dare Ogunbowale. Her father served in the Nigerian military and her mother used to play softball at DePaul University while her brother Dare used to play football at the University of Wisconsin. Arike is a cousin to Diamon Stone who is a basketball.
Arike Started her career at Our Redeemer Lutheran School in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. She helped Our Redeemer girls’ team to win the national championship at the 2011 Tournament of Champion Sponsored by the Lutheran Basketball Association of America where she was named the MVP of the tournament.
She joins to play high school basketball at Divine Savior Holy Angels High School (DSHA)in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In the 2014-2015 season, Arike managed to average 27.2 points per game and led the DSHA team to win the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division I title. During the semi-final, she scored 55 points against an undefeated team. Furthermore, she was ranked ninth in the world and named the 2015 Wisconsin Miss Basketball as well as a McDonald’s High School All-America selection.
In her freshman season, Arike averaged 11.4 ppg at Notre Dame as a reserve and became a regular starter. She helped the Fighting Irish win the 2018 NCAA Division I women’s basketball tournament during her junior season.
The Wings drafted Arike as the fifth overall pick in the 2019 WNBA draft. Moreover, she was selected as the WNBA 2021 All-Start Game Most Valuable Player (MVP). Arike was the third in the league in scoring averaging 19.1 points per game in the 2019 season. She scored 20 more points in 13 of her 14 games. After the 2019 season, She was named to the All-Rookie Team.
Arike Ogunbowale Net Worth
Arike has a net worth estimated to be around $5 million
Arike Ogunbowale Boy Friend
Arike is not dating anyone
Arike Ogunbowale Awards
- WNBA All-Star Game MVP in 2021
- All-WNBA First Team in 2020
- All-WNBA Second Team in 2021
- WNBA All-Rookie Team in 2019
- 2x WNBA All-Star in 2021, & 2022
- WNBA scoring champion in 2020
- NCAA champion in 2018
- NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player in 2018
- ACC Athlete of the Year in 2018