ARLINGTON, Texas — Dallas Wings guard Arike Ogunbowale has been named the Kia Western Conference Player for the Month of May – a first for the basketball star.
And this isn’t the only recent accolade for Ogunbowale – this recognition comes just a couple days after she was named Western Conference Player of the Week and also named to the 2023 Forbes 30 Under 30: Sports List.
Two weeks into the 2023 WNBA season, Ogunbowale is averaging 25.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists and is ranked third overall in scoring.
After Tuesday’s 21-point performance in the win against the Minnesota Lynx, Ogunbowale become the 11th player in league history and first since 2021 to score 20-plus points in the first four games of the season.
Last season, Ogunbowale netted 30-plus points in 12 games. So, it’s safe to say, she’s on the road to do it again in 2023.
The Wings are 3-1 on the season so far and are currently ranked second behind the 2022 WNBA champion Las Vegas Aces.
Among the team’s three wins, are two Commissioner Cup wins, which raked in $4,000 to be donated to the Sister Network Dallas, Inc. The nonprofit is committed to increasing local and nation attention to the impact of breast cancer in the Black community.
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