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Arike Ogunbowale

March 22, 2021.

USA Basketball Notes

  • Honors: 2015 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup all-tournament team.
  • Gold Medals: 2019 FIBA AmeriCup, 2014 FIBA U17 World Cup, 2014 Youth Olympic Games (3x3), 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship, 2013 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup, 2013 FIBA Americas 3x3 U18 Championship.
  • Silver Medal: 2015 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championship.
  • Tournament Titles: 2017 U24 Four Nations Tournament, 2013 & 2015 USA Basketball 3x3 U18 National Championship.
  • Is 62-3 in games played for USA Basketball, including 26-1 in five-on-five competitions and 36-2 as a member of 3x3 national teams.
  • 2017-21 USA National Team:
    • Took part in the 2021 USA National Team's February training camp in South Carolina. 
    • Joined the USA squad at the 2020 FIBA Pre-Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Bahía Blanca, Argentina; saw action in two games and averaged 8.5 ppg.   
    • Added to the 2019-20 USA National Team pool following the 2019 AmeriCup.
    • Member of the 2019 USA AmeriCup Team that finished with a 6-0 record and the gold medal at the FIBA AmeriCup in San Juan, Puerto Rico; averaged a team second-best 9.8 ppg. and added 3.3 rpg. and 2.5 apg.
    • Aided the USA White Team to a 100-75 victory over the USA Red Team in an intrasquad exhibition during the 2018 USA World Cup Team training camp in South Carolina; scored 16 points and added 3 rebounds and 5 assists. 
  • Member of the 2017 USA Women’s U23 National Team; averaged 8.3 ppg. and 3.0 rpg. to help the USA claim the inaugural U24 Four Nations Tournament Title with wins over Australia, Canada and Japan in Tokyo.
  • Teamed with Kristine Anigwe, Natalie Chou and Erin Boley on the USA 3x3 U18 World Cup Team that compiled a 8-1 record and took home the silver medal from the 2015 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championship in Debrecen, Hungary; named to the 2015 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup All-Tournament Team.
  • Teamed up with Kristine Anigwe, Natalie Chou and Asia Durr on Defend, which won the 2015 USA 3x3 U18 National Tournament.
  • Helped the USA to a 13-0 record and gold medal at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games (3x3).
  • Member the 2014 USA U17 World Cup Team that capture gold with a perfect 7-0 record at the 2014 FIBA U17 World Cup in Pilsen, Czech Republic; aided the USA to a 2-1 exhibition record in Nogent sur Seine, France.
  • Member of the 2013 USA U16 National Team that won gold with a perfect 5-0 record at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Cancun, Mexico.
  • Member of the 2013 USA 3x3 U18 World Cup Team that won a gold medal at the 2013 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup with an 8-1 record.
  • Prior to the 2013 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup, earned a 5-0 record and gold medal at the 2013 FIBA Americas 3x3 U18 Championship.
  • Earned the right to represent the USA at the FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championship by winning the 2013 USA Basketball 3x3 U18 National Championship.

Professional Notes

  • Drafted: No. 5 by the Dallas Wings in 2019.
  • All-WNBA first team: 2020
  • WNBA All-Rookie Team: 2019
  • WNBA Scoring Leader: 2020 (22.8 ppg.)
  • Aided Dynamo Kursk (Russia) to the 2021 EuroLeague quarterfinals; averaged 15.8 ppg. and 3.5 apg.
  • Runner-up for 2019 WNBA Rookie of the Year honors after closing her rookie season ranked third in the league for points (19.1 ppg.); scored 20 or more points in 13 of her final 14 games, including 11 in a row, to go with 3.2 apg. and 1.1 spg.
  • Only the second WNBA player, after Maya Moore, to score 30 or more points in four-straight games and the only rookie to post two 35-point games.

College Years

  • As a senior in 2018-19, helped Notre Dame to a 35-4 slate, the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament title and the NCAA championship game; started all 39 games and averaged a team-high 21.8 ppg.
  • As a junior in 2017-18, aided Notre Dame to a 37-2 record, the ACC regular season title and the NCAA crown.
  • Her off-balanced 3-pointer with 0.1 remaining clinched the 2018 NCAA Championship after she also hit a clutch 3 with one second remaining in the Irish’s semifinal game to send the team to the final, and earned 2018 Final Four MOP honors.
  • As a sophomore in 2016-17, started in 36 of 37 games and averaged a team-best 15.9 ppg. to go along with 4.8 rpg. and 1.9 apg. to help her team to a 33-4 record and the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight.
  • As a freshman in 2015-16, played in all 35 games and averaged 11.4 ppg., 3.4 rpg. and 1.2 apg. to help her team to a 33-2 record and the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16; earned one ACC Rookie of the Week honor; scored in double figures 22 times.
  • NCAA All-Final Four Team (2019).
  • WBCA All-American (2018, 2019).
  • Associated Press All-American second team (2019).
  • NCAA Tournament Regional MVP (2019).
  • USBWA All-American first team (2019).
  • espnW All-American second team (2019).
  • Associated Press, USBWA, USA Today and espnW All-America second team (2018).
  • NCAA Regional MOP (2018) and All-Regional (2017, 2018)
  • All-ACC first team (2018, 2019)
  • ACC All-Tournament first team (2018, 2019).
  • ACC All-Freshman Team (2016).

High School

  • Graduated from Divine Savior Holy Angels High School (Wis.), where she amassed 2,240 career points to lists sixth on Wisconsin’s all-time scoring list.
  • 2015 McDonald’s, WBCA, Parade Magazine and USA Today All-American and the Gatorade State Player of the Year in 2013, 2014 and 2015; 2015 Jordan Brand Classic participant.
  • As a senior in 2014-15, averaged 27.2 ppg., 9.2 rpg., 2.8 apg. and 2.5 spg. to help her team to a 25-2 record and a state championship; set a state tournament record with 55 points in the semifinals.
  • Also played soccer; won four State Cup championships, including three (2010, 2011 and 2012) with Lake County United soccer club and one with FC Milwaukee in 2009.

Personal

  • Name is pronounced ah-REE-kay oh-goon-bow-WAH-lay; first name means "something that you see and you cherish" in her father's native Nigeria.
  • Daughter of Yolanda and Gregory Ogunbowale; has two older brothers, Mario and Dare Ogunbowale.
  • Brother, Dare Ogunbowale, played football at Wisconsin and is now with the Houston Texas; mother, nee Yolanda Block, played softball at DePaul; aunt played volleyball at UAPB; cousin, Ryan Evans, played basketball at Wisconsin; cousin, Endia Oliver, played volleyball at Tennessee State; and cousin Diamond Stone played basketball at Maryland and is now with the G League Salt Lake City Stars.
  • Won four state championships in high school soccer.
  • Father played soccer and rugby and served in the Nigerian Army.
  • Was a Dancing with the Stars participant in May 2018.

Social

  • Twitter: @Arike_O
  • Instagram: @arike_ogunbowale

USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM G/S MIN FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST TO BLK STL
2019 WNT 2/0 13.0 6-10 .600 5-6 .833 0-0 .--- 1/  0.5 17/  8.5 2 1 0 0
2019 FAC 6/0 22.3  20-61
.328
5-25
.200
14-19
.737
20/ 3.3
59/ 9.8
15
8 0
9
2017 U23 3/0   8-23 .347 1-10 .100 8-10 .800 9/ 3.0 25/ 8.3 3   1 5
2014 U17 7/7   29-71 .408 10-23 .435 7-10 .700 26/ 3.7 75/ 10.7 9   0 13
2014 U17 exh 3/3 25.7
13-34
.382
0-3
.000
12-15
.800
7/ 2.3
38/ 12.7
7
4
0
2
2013 U16 5/0   16-34 .471 8-17 .471 10-15 .667 16/ 3.2 50/ 10.0 8   0 12
Totals 26/10   92-233 .395 29-84 .345 51-69 .739 79/ 3.0 264/ 10.2 44 - 1 41

USA Basketball 3x3 Statistics

TEAM G/S FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST TO BLK STL
2015 3x3 U18 9/-               60/ 6.7        
2014 3x3 YOG 13/13 61-124 .492 4-23 .174 20-29 .690   85/ 6.5        
2013 3x3 U18 9/-                        
2013 3x3 U18 FAC
5/-
                       
Totals  36/-





 
       

NOTE: Statistics are not available from the 2013 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup or the 2013 FIBA Americas 3x3 U18 Championship; and only points are available from the 2015 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup.

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