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The DOMINATION of Lauri Markkanen In FIBA Eurobasket 2017
The DOMINATION of Lauri Markkanen In FIBA Eurobasket 2017
Published: 2017/09/04
Channel: BBALLBREAKDOWN
Lauri Markkanen 2017 NBA Draft Scouting Video - Strengths
Lauri Markkanen 2017 NBA Draft Scouting Video - Strengths
Published: 2017/05/15
Channel: DraftExpress
Lauri Markkanen 27 POINTS, 9 rebs vs Poland (2OT!) Full Highlights | MVP! | EuroBasket 2017
Lauri Markkanen 27 POINTS, 9 rebs vs Poland (2OT!) Full Highlights | MVP! | EuroBasket 2017
Published: 2017/09/03
Channel: rkamienski
Lauri Markkanen
Lauri Markkanen's (27 points) HUGE game vs. Poland
Published: 2017/09/03
Channel: FIBA
Lauri Markkanen (23 points) leads Finland to another victory!
Lauri Markkanen (23 points) leads Finland to another victory!
Published: 2017/09/07
Channel: FIBA
Lauri Markkanen Official Freshman Year Highlights // 2016-2017 // 15.6 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 0.9 APG
Lauri Markkanen Official Freshman Year Highlights // 2016-2017 // 15.6 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 0.9 APG
Published: 2017/04/06
Channel: Frankie Vision
Lauri Markkanen Full Highlights vs Wizards (2017.07.11) Summer League - 20 Pts, 10 Reb
Lauri Markkanen Full Highlights vs Wizards (2017.07.11) Summer League - 20 Pts, 10 Reb
Published: 2017/07/11
Channel: Real GD's Latest Highlights
Lauri Markkanen 24 points, 7 rebs, 3 threes vs Slovenia Full Highlights | EuroBasket 2017
Lauri Markkanen 24 points, 7 rebs, 3 threes vs Slovenia Full Highlights | EuroBasket 2017
Published: 2017/09/02
Channel: rkamienski
Lauri Markkanen Is The Finnisher | SC Featured | ESPN
Lauri Markkanen Is The Finnisher | SC Featured | ESPN
Published: 2017/06/26
Channel: ESPN
Lauri Markkanen (22 points) was magic against France!
Lauri Markkanen (22 points) was magic against France!
Published: 2017/08/31
Channel: FIBA
Lauri Markkanen Bulls Debut Full Highlights 2017.07.08 vs Mavs - 14 Pts, 8 Rebs, 2 Assists!
Lauri Markkanen Bulls Debut Full Highlights 2017.07.08 vs Mavs - 14 Pts, 8 Rebs, 2 Assists!
Published: 2017/07/08
Channel: FreeDawkins
Lauri Markkanen - 7-foot Finnish Sniper
Lauri Markkanen - 7-foot Finnish Sniper
Published: 2017/01/30
Channel: DraftExpress
Why Lauri Markkanen Can Win Rookie of the Year [HD]
Why Lauri Markkanen Can Win Rookie of the Year [HD]
Published: 2017/06/24
Channel: TH13beast
Lauri Markkanen Full Bulls Debut Highlights vs Mavericks (2017.07.08) Summer League - 14 Pts, 8 Reb
Lauri Markkanen Full Bulls Debut Highlights vs Mavericks (2017.07.08) Summer League - 14 Pts, 8 Reb
Published: 2017/07/08
Channel: Real GD's Latest Highlights
Lauri Markkanen 17 pts 6 rebs vs Greece #EuroBasket2017
Lauri Markkanen 17 pts 6 rebs vs Greece #EuroBasket2017
Published: 2017/09/06
Channel: Zarychta Highlights
Previewing the Chicago Bulls 2017-18 NBA Season // Predictions! - Lauri Markkanen ROY!?
Previewing the Chicago Bulls 2017-18 NBA Season // Predictions! - Lauri Markkanen ROY!?
Published: 2017/09/09
Channel: THETBALL
Will Lauri Markkanen Make It In The NBA?
Will Lauri Markkanen Make It In The NBA?
Published: 2017/06/11
Channel: BBALLBREAKDOWN
LAURI MARKKANEN: The Rookie who could SAVE the Bulls!
LAURI MARKKANEN: The Rookie who could SAVE the Bulls!
Published: 2017/09/04
Channel: Hoops House
NBA 2K18 Bulls MyGM - Lauri Markkanen Is A Stud! - Ep.3
NBA 2K18 Bulls MyGM - Lauri Markkanen Is A Stud! - Ep.3
Published: 2017/09/19
Channel: SROS
Lauri Markkanen vs UCLA // Pac 12 Tournament // 3.10.17 // 29 Pts, 6 Rebs
Lauri Markkanen vs UCLA // Pac 12 Tournament // 3.10.17 // 29 Pts, 6 Rebs
Published: 2017/03/11
Channel: Frankie Vision
Lauri Markkanen Eurobasket 2017 Highlights
Lauri Markkanen Eurobasket 2017 Highlights
Published: 2017/09/08
Channel: Finnish Sports
Lauri Markkanen Full Highlights vs Wizards 2017.07.11 Summer League - 20 Pts, 10 Rebs!
Lauri Markkanen Full Highlights vs Wizards 2017.07.11 Summer League - 20 Pts, 10 Rebs!
Published: 2017/07/12
Channel: FreeDawkins
Lauri Markkanen - Road To The Draft | Episode 1: Sneakerhead
Lauri Markkanen - Road To The Draft | Episode 1: Sneakerhead
Published: 2017/05/18
Channel: Lauri Markkanen
Lauri Markkanen Full Highlights vs Hawks 2017.07.10 - 8 Pts, 4 Blks, 1-13 FGM, All Included!
Lauri Markkanen Full Highlights vs Hawks 2017.07.10 - 8 Pts, 4 Blks, 1-13 FGM, All Included!
Published: 2017/07/10
Channel: FreeDawkins
2017 NBA Draft: Lauri Markkanen left speechless after living out NBA dream
2017 NBA Draft: Lauri Markkanen left speechless after living out NBA dream
Published: 2017/06/23
Channel: Pac-12 Networks
Lauri Markkanen 23 Pts vs Iceland / Finland vs Iceland / EuroBasket
Lauri Markkanen 23 Pts vs Iceland / Finland vs Iceland / EuroBasket
Published: 2017/09/07
Channel: MLG Highlights
2017 NBA Draft   Timberwolves Select Lauri Markkanen   Seventh Pick  June 22 2017
2017 NBA Draft Timberwolves Select Lauri Markkanen Seventh Pick June 22 2017
Published: 2017/06/23
Channel: Ximo Pierto Official
Lauri Markkanen Highlights 17 Pts - Russia vs Finland 04.08.2017
Lauri Markkanen Highlights 17 Pts - Russia vs Finland 04.08.2017
Published: 2017/08/05
Channel: SPG Highlights
Lauri Markkanen Arziona Full Highlights 11.18.2016 vs SHU - 22 Pts, Crazy Versatility!
Lauri Markkanen Arziona Full Highlights 11.18.2016 vs SHU - 22 Pts, Crazy Versatility!
Published: 2016/11/20
Channel: AZ Finest Mixtape
Two EUROPEAN Players That Could Win The 2017/2018 NBA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR!
Two EUROPEAN Players That Could Win The 2017/2018 NBA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR!
Published: 2017/09/06
Channel: BBALL Daily
Lauri Markkanen Chicago Bulls Draft Selection | LIVE 6-22-17
Lauri Markkanen Chicago Bulls Draft Selection | LIVE 6-22-17
Published: 2017/06/23
Channel: Sports Warehouse
REBUILDING THE 2018 CHICAGO BULLS! LAURI MARKKANEN AND ZACH LAVINE ERA! NBA 2K17 MY LEAGUE
REBUILDING THE 2018 CHICAGO BULLS! LAURI MARKKANEN AND ZACH LAVINE ERA! NBA 2K17 MY LEAGUE
Published: 2017/06/24
Channel: KrispyFlakes
Sean Miller Thinks Lauri Markkanen Is A Good Fit For Bulls | SportsCenter | ESPN
Sean Miller Thinks Lauri Markkanen Is A Good Fit For Bulls | SportsCenter | ESPN
Published: 2017/06/26
Channel: ESPN
JBL Draft VIP Lounge: Lauri Markkanen and Kenny Smith
JBL Draft VIP Lounge: Lauri Markkanen and Kenny Smith
Published: 2017/06/22
Channel: JBL
NBA Draft Watch: Lauri Markkanen "Impossible" Highlights
NBA Draft Watch: Lauri Markkanen "Impossible" Highlights
Published: 2017/04/10
Channel: The Knicks Fix
Lauri Markkanen Challenge +5kg
Lauri Markkanen Challenge +5kg
Published: 2017/09/14
Channel: Jesse Pynnönen
Lauri Markkanen takes over for Finland against France in 2017 EuroBasket
Lauri Markkanen takes over for Finland against France in 2017 EuroBasket
Published: 2017/08/31
Channel: Stephen Noh
Chicago Bulls introduce Zach Lavine, Kris Dunn & Lauri Markkanen
Chicago Bulls introduce Zach Lavine, Kris Dunn & Lauri Markkanen
Published: 2017/06/27
Channel: NBA Center
Lauri Markkanen Dabs + Finland
Lauri Markkanen Dabs + Finland's Feelings after ez win on Iceland
Published: 2017/09/06
Channel: Zorro
Top Dunks w/ Kristaps Porzingis, Lauri Markkanen, and more! - Group Stage - FIBA EuroBasket 2017
Top Dunks w/ Kristaps Porzingis, Lauri Markkanen, and more! - Group Stage - FIBA EuroBasket 2017
Published: 2017/09/08
Channel: FIBA
Lauri Markkanen: "On ollut ihan uskomaton fiilis pelata"
Lauri Markkanen: "On ollut ihan uskomaton fiilis pelata"
Published: 2017/09/05
Channel: basketfinland
Lauri Markkanen NBA Draft Press Conference
Lauri Markkanen NBA Draft Press Conference
Published: 2017/03/30
Channel: Arizona Wildcats
Lauri Markkanen  (Arizona) vs Arizona St // 1.12.17 // 30  Pts *CAREER HIGH*
Lauri Markkanen (Arizona) vs Arizona St // 1.12.17 // 30 Pts *CAREER HIGH*
Published: 2017/01/13
Channel: Frankie Vision
Lauri Markkanen Predraft Workout: 2017 NBA Draft Prospect
Lauri Markkanen Predraft Workout: 2017 NBA Draft Prospect
Published: 2017/05/30
Channel: DaHoopSpot Productions
Lauri Markkanen - Susijengi
Lauri Markkanen - Susijengi
Published: 2017/07/20
Channel: basketfinland
The Rookie That Could Be The Next Kristaps Porzingis | Has Better Stats Then Him Right Now?
The Rookie That Could Be The Next Kristaps Porzingis | Has Better Stats Then Him Right Now?
Published: 2017/09/05
Channel: JimmerRange
Lauri Markkanen - Welcome to the Chicago Bulls! Eurobasket 2017 Highlights
Lauri Markkanen - Welcome to the Chicago Bulls! Eurobasket 2017 Highlights
Published: 2017/09/09
Channel: Liran Goldstein
Lauri Markkanen 2017 NBA Draft Scouting Video - Weaknesses
Lauri Markkanen 2017 NBA Draft Scouting Video - Weaknesses
Published: 2017/05/15
Channel: DraftExpress
Altitude Player Profile | Lauri Markkanen
Altitude Player Profile | Lauri Markkanen
Published: 2017/05/30
Channel: Denver Nuggets
Lauri Markkanen Throws Down vs Greece: Eurobasket 2017
Lauri Markkanen Throws Down vs Greece: Eurobasket 2017
Published: 2017/09/05
Channel: DaHoopSpot Productions
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Lauri Markkanen
EuroBasket 2017 France vs Finland 01.jpg
Markkanen with Finland in 2017
No. 24 – Chicago Bulls
Position Power forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1997-05-22) May 22, 1997 (age 20)
Vantaa, Finland
Nationality Finnish
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
College Arizona (2016–2017)
NBA draft 2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall
Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves
Playing career 2014–present
Career history
2014–2016 HBA-Märsky
2017–present Chicago Bulls
Career highlights and awards

Lauri Markkanen (born May 22, 1997) is a Finnish basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). In the 2017 NBA draft, he was taken by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the 7th overall pick before being included in a trade to the Chicago Bulls for Jimmy Butler. He is the son of Finnish basketball players Pekka and Riikka Markkanen and brothers with the football player Eero Markkanen who plays in the German second-tier side Dynamo Dresden.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

Markkanen grew up in Jyväskylä, and played his junior years in local team HoNsU.[2] Markkanen played for HBA-Märsky in Finland from 2014 to 2016.

College career[edit]

Arizona (2016–2017)[edit]

On October 17, 2015, Markkanen verbally committed to NCAA Division I squad Arizona Wildcats prior to the 2016–17 season.[3][4][5] Lauri signed a letter to intent to Arizona on Nov. 11th. ESPN.com reported that the seven-foot Finn is considered "a possible one-and-done candidate for the NBA draft."[6] He became the first player since Mike Bibby to wear the jersey number 10. In January 2017, SB Nation regarded him as "the best shooting 7-footer college basketball has ever seen".[7] Within the same month Markkanen was selected as Pac-12 Player of the Week as well as the Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week.[8][9] He has also been named to the pre-season Karl Malone Award Watchlist,[10] Naismith Award Watchlist,[11] Wooden Award Watchlist,[12] Wooden Award Midseason Top 25,[13] Wayman Tisdale Award Midseason watch list, Oscar Robertson Award Midseason watch list,[14] Karl Malone Award Finalist,[15] Naismith Top 30 Finalist.[16] Markkanen was among the 15 finalist for the John R. Wooden Award.[17]

He recorded a career high 30 points, 12 field goals made & 18 shot attempts on Jan. 12th against rival Arizona State. Also recording a career high 13 rebounds 3 times against Northern Colorado(11/21/17), Washington State(1/26/17) & Washington (2/18/17). His career high 3 blocks came against ASU in the regular season finale Mar. 4th, 2017.

Markkanen was selected to the third team All-American team in AP, NBC Sports, USA Today and Sporting News on March 6, 2017.[18] He was a first team all Pac-12 selection, as well as first team all Pac-12 Freshman team and first team all Pac-12 team in Associated Press.

At the conclusion of his freshman season, Markkanen announced his intention to forgo his final three years of collegiate eligibility and enter the 2017 NBA draft.[19]

College statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016–17 Arizona 37 37 30.8 .492 .423 .835 7.2 .9 .4 .5 15.6

Professional career[edit]

Markkanen was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the seventh pick of the first round of the 2017 NBA draft. On draft night, his rights were traded to the Chicago Bulls along with Zach Lavine and Kris Dunn for Jimmy Butler and the rights to Justin Patton.[20] On July 5, 2017, Markkanen signed with the Bulls.[21]

National team career[edit]

Markkanen made his international debut with the Finnish U-18 national team at the 2015 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship.[22] Markkanen averaged 18.2 points per game to lead the FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship in the summer of 2015.[6] He was the top scorer in 2016 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship tournament with average of 24.9 points per game.[23]

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of Pekka,[6] and Riikka Markkanen (née Ellonen), who both were professional basketball players,[24] and has two brothers, Miikka and a professional soccer player, Eero, who plays for AIK.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Household rivalry: Lauri Markkanen poised to emerge as best in family". The Daily Wildcat. Retrieved 2017-05-12. 
  2. ^ "Koripallon poikkeuslahjakkuus Lauri Markkanen harjoitteli heittoja jopa ilman pakkasrajaa". Helsingin Sanomat (in Finnish). 6 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "UA basketball: Finnish big man Markkanen commits". Arizona Daily Star. October 17, 2015. 
  4. ^ Jeremy Woo (October 17, 2015). "Finnish forward Lauri Markkanen commits to Arizona". Sports Illustrated. 
  5. ^ Sam Vecenie (October 17, 2015). "Finland's five-star forward Lauri Markkanen commits to Arizona". CBS Sports. 
  6. ^ a b c Jeff Borzello. "Finnish big man Lauri Markkanen commits to Arizona". ESPN.com. 
  7. ^ O'Donnell, Ricky (20 January 2017). "Lauri Markkanen is the best shooting 7-footer college basketball has ever seen". SBNation.com. 
  8. ^ Star, Bruce Pascoe Arizona Daily (23 January 2017). "Arizona basketball: Markkanen named Pac-12 Player of the Week". Arizona Daily Star. 
  9. ^ "Arizona basketball: Lauri Markkanen named Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week". AZDesertSwarm.com. Retrieved 24 January 2017. 
  10. ^ "Arizona basketball: Lauri Markkanen named to the Karl Malone Award watch list". AZDesertSwarm.com. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 
  11. ^ "Arizona basketball: Arizona Wildcats Basketball Lauri Markkanen on preseason Naismith Award watch list". AZDesertSwarm.com. Retrieved 10 November 2016. 
  12. ^ "UA-Cal State Bakersfield pregame: Markkanen named to Wooden Award Watchlist". Tucson.com. Retrieved 15 November 2016. 
  13. ^ "John R. Wooden Award Reveals 2016-17 Midseason Top 25". John R Wooden Award. Retrieved 2017-01-12. 
  14. ^ "Oscar Robertson Award". 
  15. ^ "Karl Malone Award". 
  16. ^ "Naismith top 30". 
  17. ^ "JOHN R. WOODEN AWARD". 
  18. ^ "2017 All Americans". 
  19. ^ Bruce Pascoe (2017-03-30). "Arizona Wildcats freshman Lauri Markkanen confirms he'll leave for NBA". tucson.com. Retrieved 2017-03-30. 
  20. ^ "Bulls acquire Dunn, LaVine and Markkanen from Minnesota". NBA.com. June 22, 2017. Retrieved June 28, 2017. 
  21. ^ "Bulls sign Lauri Markkanen". NBA.com. July 5, 2017. Retrieved July 6, 2017. 
  22. ^ "Former KU forward Pekka Markkanen’s son, Lauri, expected to excel at Arizona". kansascity. Retrieved 2017-05-12. 
  23. ^ "All-Star Five - Lauri Markkanen is the top scorer! - FIBA U20 European Championship 2016 - FIBA U20 European Championship Division A 2016 - FIBA.com". FIBA.com. Retrieved 24 January 2017. 
  24. ^ McCullough, Drew (June 21, 2017). "11 things you don't know about Arizona Wildcats star Lauri Markkanen, a projected NBA lottery pick". Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved July 11, 2017. 

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