Trio of ND women's hoops recruits named McDonald's All-Americans

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Notre Dame women’s basketball head coach Muffet McGraw had reason to smile Wednesday, when the entire three-player recruiting class was named to the McDonald’s All-American girls basketball team.

The boys and girls McDonald’s All-American double-header of games are set for April 1 at the United Center in Chicago.

Future Irish players Arike Ogunbowale, Ali Patberg and Marina Mabrey will all suit up for the East squad. Connecticut and Louisville also landed three players on the All-American team.

When the three guards join the Irish roster next season, it will give the Irish nine McDonald’s All-Americans on their active roster. That’s three more McDonald’s Americans than are on the alumni list.

Ogunbowale is a 5-foot-9 point guard from Milwaukee. Patberg is a 5-11 wing player from Columbus, Ind., while Mabrey is a 5-10 guard from Belmar, N.J., and the younger sister of current Irish guard Michaela Mabrey.

The elder Mabrey also made the McDonald’s team when she was a high school senior.

Divine Savior Holy Angel’s Arike Ogunbowale (shooting) is one of three ND women's hoops recruits who Wednesday were named to the McDonald's All-American girls basketball team. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/TOM LYNN)


Arike Ogunbowale

Marina Mabrey

Ali Patberg

Current Players

Lindsay Allen

Jewell Loyd

Michaela Mabrey

Taya Reimer

Brianna Turner

Kathryn Westbeld


Skylar Diggins

Crytal Erwin

Courtney LaVere

Kayla McBride

Devereaux Peters

Lindsay Schrader