Dare Ogunbowale admits he’s no match against WNBA star, sister Arike Ogunbowale in basketball

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Jacksonville Jaguars running back Dare Ogunbowale is clearly a formidable athlete — but matching up with his sister and WNBA All-Star Arike Ogunbowale on the court is a real challenge.

After meeting with the media Thursday, Ogunbowale admitted that his sister takes him to school on the court, though there used to be a time where he was the better basketball player in their youth.

“That’s not off the wall, I’m asked that all the time,” he said to the members of the Jags media room. “I mean I still… I’m just joking, she beats me, bro. She beats me pretty good. I mean I used to beat her when I was still playing, but no, she’s too good.”

The term “good” may be an understatement when it comes to Arike’s skills on the court. In 2019, she started her career by making the WNBA’s All-Rookie team after being drafted fifth overall by the Dallas Wings. She later followed that up with an All-WNBA First Team selection and a Scoring Leader title (22.77 PPG) the following year. Then last month, she was able to earn an All-Star MVP title and it’s a certainty that more accolades will follow.

After achieving such feats early in her career, it’s a given that Arike has figured out various ways to leave defenders in the dust over the years, which makes sense as to why she led the WNBA in points per game last season. In other words, Arike is far from a one-move player, something her brother also admitted to when asked just how good she is.

“She has like 20 of them [moves], have you ever watched her?,” he said. “She doesn’t have just one. She’s a special player for sure.”

Clearly, good genes run in the family when looking at the success both have had as individual athletes. And though Arike has yet to make it to the postseason with the Wings, it’s only a matter of time before she’s leading her team to the playoffs as she’s just scratching the surface at 24 years old.

As for Dare, it appears he has a chance to be a leader for the Jags, too, especially with his background as a former special teams captain. That’s something that will especially appeal to new Jags coach Urban Meyer, who is big on the third phase of the game and getting contributions from it.