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Arike Ogunbowale

As of Feb. 20, 2020.

USA Basketball Notes

  • Gold Medals: 2019 FIBA AmeriCup, 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship, 2013 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup, 2014 FIBA U17 World Cup and 2014 Youth Olympic Games (3x3).
  • Silver Medal: 2015 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championship.
  • Tournament Titles: 2017 U24 Four Nations Tournament.
  • Is 54-3 in games played for USA Basketball, 25-1 in five-on-five competitions and 29-2 in 3x3 competitions.
  • 2017-20 USA National Team:
    • Joined the USA squad for its three games in 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 on Aug. 4, 2017; 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 Aug. 12-15 in Tokyo.
  • Teamed up with Kristine Anigwe, Natalie Chou and Asia Durr on Defend, which won the 2015 USA 3x3 U18 National Tournament. Then, teamed with Anigwe, 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.
  • 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; 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.
  • WNBA All-Rookie Team: 2019
  • 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 U17exh n/a                          
2013 U16 5/0   16-34 .471 8-17 .471 10-15 .667 16/ 3.2 50/ 10.0 8   0 12
Totals 23/7   79-199 .397 29-81 .359 39-54 .722 72/ 3.1 226/ 9.8 37 - 1 39
 

USA Basketball 3x3 Statistics

TEAM G/S FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST 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/-                      
Totals  31/ 61- 124 .492 4- 23 .174 20- 29 .690   145/ 8.1      

NOTE: Complete statistics from the 2013 3x3 U18 World Cup are unavailable, and points are only available from the 2015 3x3 U18 World Cup.

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