Selected fifth-overall by the Dallas Wings in the 2019 WNBA Draft, Ogunbowale quickly found her groove in the league as a smooth scoring guard whose competitiveness is inspired by her idol Kobe Bryant. Donning number 24 in honor of Bryant, Ogunbowale was selected for the 2021 All-Star Game, ultimately claiming the All-Star MVP title. Never shy of the spotlight or taking the big shot, Arike Ogunbowale has demonstrated her uncanny ability to come through in clutch situations throughout her collegiate and professional basketball career. She became a household name after securing a national title for Notre Dame with back-to-back legacy defining, game-clinching baskets during the 2018 NCAA Women’s Final Four in the semi-final and championship
Arike’s success has not been limited to the confines of the basketball court. A love for fashion encouraged and motivated Arike to design her own line of t-shirts, sweatshirts and hats with PWRFWD. She is also a TIAA ambassador working to address gender retirement inequality. Arike embraces challenges, chases new opportunities, and continues to make an impact utilizing her embracing and an infectious personality to connect with fans and engage with off-the-court endeavors.