Arike Ogunbowale is staying in Dallas, signing a multi-year contract extension with the Wings, the team announced Thursday.
Drafted fifth overall by the Dallas Wings in 2019, Ogunbowale has spent the first three years of her WNBA career with the team, finishing the 2021 season averaging 18.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game.
Signed, sealed, delivered.Arike's here to stay. pic.twitter.com/18YZPoT9P0— Dallas Wings (@DallasWings) February 3, 2022
Signed, sealed, delivered.Arike's here to stay. pic.twitter.com/18YZPoT9P0
“We were proud to offer, and thrilled Arike accepted, a multi-year contract extension to remain with the Dallas Wings organization through at least the 2025 season,” Wings President & CEO Greg Bibb said in the team’s statement, “Arike has been one of the most prolific offensive players in the WNBA since she entered the League in 2019 and has delivered an all-time caliber start to her career.”
First reported by Dorothy J. Gentry of the Athletic, Ogunbowale reportedly signed a three-year, fully protected supermax contract that starts at $234,936, topping out at $249,032.
The Milwaukee native made history over the summer, becoming the third-fastest player to score 1,500 career points, reaching the landmark in 74 games. Ogunbowale also earned All-Star MVP honors after notching 26 points to down Team USA in July’s All-Star Game.
“This opportunity with the Wings is a dream come true,” Ogunbowale said, “I was excited when the Wings drafted me, and now having spent the first three years of my career here I’m proud to call Dallas home.”