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Lauri Markkanen, Kris Dunn & Denzel Valentine 42 Pts Combined 2017.11.21 at Lakers!
Lauri Markkanen, Kris Dunn & Denzel Valentine 42 Pts Combined 2017.11.21 at Lakers!
Published: 2017/11/22
Channel: FreeDawkins
Lauri Markkanen Full Highlights 2017.11.19 at Suns - 26 Pts, 13 Rebs!
Lauri Markkanen Full Highlights 2017.11.19 at Suns - 26 Pts, 13 Rebs!
Published: 2017/11/20
Channel: FreeDawkins
Lauri Markkanen Full Highlights 2017.11.01 at Heat - 25 Pts, 8 Rebs!
Lauri Markkanen Full Highlights 2017.11.01 at Heat - 25 Pts, 8 Rebs!
Published: 2017/11/02
Channel: FreeDawkins
Lauri Markkanen Full Highlights 2017.10.24 at Cavs - 19 Pts, 8 Rebs!
Lauri Markkanen Full Highlights 2017.10.24 at Cavs - 19 Pts, 8 Rebs!
Published: 2017/10/25
Channel: FreeDawkins
Lauri Markkanen & Antonio Blakeney Full Highlights 2017.11.15 at Thunder - 16 Pts Each
Lauri Markkanen & Antonio Blakeney Full Highlights 2017.11.15 at Thunder - 16 Pts Each
Published: 2017/11/16
Channel: FreeDawkins
Lauri Markkanen Makes NBA History With 10 Total Triples In First 3 Games
Lauri Markkanen Makes NBA History With 10 Total Triples In First 3 Games
Published: 2017/10/25
Channel: NBA
Lauri Markkanen Full Highlights 2017.11.04 vs Pelicans - 14 Pts, 7 Rebs, 4 Asts, DUNKFEST!
Lauri Markkanen Full Highlights 2017.11.04 vs Pelicans - 14 Pts, 7 Rebs, 4 Asts, DUNKFEST!
Published: 2017/11/05
Channel: FreeDawkins
Lauri Markkanen 2017 NBA Draft Scouting Video - Strengths
Lauri Markkanen 2017 NBA Draft Scouting Video - Strengths
Published: 2017/05/15
Channel: DraftExpress
Lauri Markkanen Full Highlights 2017.10.28 Vs Thunder - 15 Pts, 8 Rebs in 3 Quarters!
Lauri Markkanen Full Highlights 2017.10.28 Vs Thunder - 15 Pts, 8 Rebs in 3 Quarters!
Published: 2017/10/29
Channel: FreeDawkins
Lauri Markkanen Full Highlights 2017.10.10 at Cavs - 18 Pts, 15 in 4th Quarter!
Lauri Markkanen Full Highlights 2017.10.10 at Cavs - 18 Pts, 15 in 4th Quarter!
Published: 2017/10/11
Channel: FreeDawkins
Lauri Markkanen Official NBA Debut 2017.10.19 at Raptors - 17 Pts, 8 Rebs!
Lauri Markkanen Official NBA Debut 2017.10.19 at Raptors - 17 Pts, 8 Rebs!
Published: 2017/10/20
Channel: FreeDawkins
Kris Dunn & Lauri Markkanen 28 Pts Combined 2017.11.10 vs Pacers - Dunn With 16 Pts,5 Asts.
Kris Dunn & Lauri Markkanen 28 Pts Combined 2017.11.10 vs Pacers - Dunn With 16 Pts,5 Asts.
Published: 2017/11/11
Channel: FreeDawkins
Lauri Markkanen Full Highlights vs Magic (2017.11.03) - 13 Pts, 9 Reb
Lauri Markkanen Full Highlights vs Magic (2017.11.03) - 13 Pts, 9 Reb
Published: 2017/11/04
Channel: Real GD's Latest Highlights
Lauri Markkanen 16 pts 7 rebs 3 asts vs Hornets 17/18 season
Lauri Markkanen 16 pts 7 rebs 3 asts vs Hornets 17/18 season
Published: 2017/11/18
Channel: Zarychta Highlights
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
SNEAKED into NBA COURT 😅 (TROUBLE)
SNEAKED into NBA COURT 😅 (TROUBLE)
Published: 2017/11/20
Channel: Jarno Laasala
Lauri Markkanen Full Highlights 2017.10.26 vs Hawks - 14 Pts, 13 Rebs, CLUTCH!
Lauri Markkanen Full Highlights 2017.10.26 vs Hawks - 14 Pts, 13 Rebs, CLUTCH!
Published: 2017/10/27
Channel: FreeDawkins
Lauri Markkanen Full Highlights 2017.11.17 vs Hornets - 16 Pts, 7 Rebs, 3 Assists, 2 Stls!
Lauri Markkanen Full Highlights 2017.11.17 vs Hornets - 16 Pts, 7 Rebs, 3 Assists, 2 Stls!
Published: 2017/11/18
Channel: FreeDawkins
Lauri Markkanen 16 pts 6 rebs 2 asts vs Thunder 17/18 season
Lauri Markkanen 16 pts 6 rebs 2 asts vs Thunder 17/18 season
Published: 2017/11/16
Channel: Zarychta Highlights
Whats going to happen to Jahlil Okafor? • Lauri Markkanen is about to get better | NBA News
Whats going to happen to Jahlil Okafor? • Lauri Markkanen is about to get better | NBA News
Published: 2017/10/31
Channel: SDC
'Lauri Markkanen's Mechanics are Perfect!' (via NBA TV)
Published: 2017/11/07
Channel: Chicago BullsNation
The DOMINATION of Lauri Markkanen In FIBA Eurobasket 2017
The DOMINATION of Lauri Markkanen In FIBA Eurobasket 2017
Published: 2017/09/04
Channel: BBALLBREAKDOWN
5 NBA Rookies Shocking The World This Season | Lauri Markkanen Breaking Records?
5 NBA Rookies Shocking The World This Season | Lauri Markkanen Breaking Records?
Published: 2017/11/05
Channel: JimmerRange
Lauri Markkanen 13 pts 2 threes 14 rebs vs Lakers 17/18 season
Lauri Markkanen 13 pts 2 threes 14 rebs vs Lakers 17/18 season
Published: 2017/11/22
Channel: Zarychta Highlights
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
Speaking Finnish with Lauri Markkanen
Speaking Finnish with Lauri Markkanen
Published: 2017/11/18
Channel: Chicago Bulls
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 Full Highlights 2017.10.21 vs Spurs - 13 Pts, 12 Rebs.
Lauri Markkanen Full Highlights 2017.10.21 vs Spurs - 13 Pts, 12 Rebs.
Published: 2017/10/22
Channel: FreeDawkins
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 12pts 10reb 3ast 2stl | Nov.10.2017 vs Pacers Highlights
Lauri Markkanen 12pts 10reb 3ast 2stl | Nov.10.2017 vs Pacers Highlights
Published: 2017/11/11
Channel: whodey
Lauri Markkanen Full Highlights vs Suns (2017.11.19) - 26 Pts, 13 Reb
Lauri Markkanen Full Highlights vs Suns (2017.11.19) - 26 Pts, 13 Reb
Published: 2017/11/20
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
Lauri Markkanen's (27 points) HUGE game vs. Poland
Published: 2017/09/03
Channel: FIBA
Lauri Markkanen - 7-foot Finnish Sniper
Lauri Markkanen - 7-foot Finnish Sniper
Published: 2017/01/30
Channel: DraftExpress
CAN YOU WIN ROOKIE OF THE YEAR WITH LAURI MARKKANEN? BEAT LONZO BALL AND BEN SIMMONS? NBA 2K18
CAN YOU WIN ROOKIE OF THE YEAR WITH LAURI MARKKANEN? BEAT LONZO BALL AND BEN SIMMONS? NBA 2K18
Published: 2017/11/03
Channel: KrispyFlakes
Lauri Markkanen 12 pts 2 threes 2 rebs vs Raptors 17/18 season
Lauri Markkanen 12 pts 2 threes 2 rebs vs Raptors 17/18 season
Published: 2017/11/08
Channel: Zarychta Highlights
LeBron James on Playing Point Guard, Noticed Lauri Markkanen Wearing His Shoes
LeBron James on Playing Point Guard, Noticed Lauri Markkanen Wearing His Shoes
Published: 2017/10/25
Channel: The Highlight Laboratory
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 BEAST MODE!! 26 PTS 13 REBS UNSTOPPABLE! ROOKIE OF THE YEAR!!!
LAURI MARKKANEN BEAST MODE!! 26 PTS 13 REBS UNSTOPPABLE! ROOKIE OF THE YEAR!!!
Published: 2017/11/20
Channel: GogglesTv
Will Lauri Markkanen Make It In The NBA?
Will Lauri Markkanen Make It In The NBA?
Published: 2017/06/11
Channel: BBALLBREAKDOWN
Lauri Markkanen -
Lauri Markkanen - 'I'm Not Here for Sightseeing, I'm Trying to Get Ready for Work Tmrw!'
Published: 2017/09/26
Channel: NBA Network
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 (22 points) was magic against France!
Lauri Markkanen (22 points) was magic against France!
Published: 2017/08/31
Channel: FIBA
Lauri Markkanen Clutch 3! Bulls 1st Win of Season! Hawks vs Bulls 2017-18 Season
Lauri Markkanen Clutch 3! Bulls 1st Win of Season! Hawks vs Bulls 2017-18 Season
Published: 2017/10/27
Channel: Chris Smoove
Lauri Markkanen Is he the NEXT Dirk Nowitzki?
Lauri Markkanen Is he the NEXT Dirk Nowitzki?
Published: 2017/11/13
Channel: Who's THE Doc
Lauri Markkanen 26 Points Full Highlights (11/19/2017)
Lauri Markkanen 26 Points Full Highlights (11/19/2017)
Published: 2017/11/20
Channel: DownToBuck
Lauri Markkanen (23 points) leads Finland to another victory!
Lauri Markkanen (23 points) leads Finland to another victory!
Published: 2017/09/07
Channel: FIBA
Speaking Finnish with Lauri Markkanen
Speaking Finnish with Lauri Markkanen
Published: 2017/11/18
Channel: Fin Sport HD
Lauri Markkanen Full Highlights vs Hornets Nov 17, 17/18 - 16 pts 3ast 7rebs CLUTCH!
Lauri Markkanen Full Highlights vs Hornets Nov 17, 17/18 - 16 pts 3ast 7rebs CLUTCH!
Published: 2017/11/18
Channel: Viktor T
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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 a brother of 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(11/21/16), 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]

On October 19, 2017, Markkanen made his NBA debut with the Chicago Bulls and scored 17 points.[22] Markkanen then set an NBA record on October 24, 2017 for most 3-pointers in the first three games of an NBA career with ten 3-pointers.[23] Markkanen also asked former NBA player Brian Scalabrine to use his number 24, Brian said it was ok for Markkanen to use his jersey #24.[24]

National team career[edit]

Markkanen made his international debut with the Finnish U-18 national team at the 2015 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship.[25] 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 and was named to the All-Tournament Team.[26]

Markkanen played with the Finland senior team at EuroBasket 2017, which was held in his home country. He led his team to the round of 16 by averaging 19.5 points and 5.7 rebounds over 6 games.[27]

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of Pekka,[6] and Riikka Markkanen (née Ellonen), who both were professional basketball players,[28] and has two brothers, Miikka and a professional football player, Eero, who plays for AIK (currently on loan to Dynamo Dresden).

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. ^ "Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Shines in debut Thursday". cbssports.com. October 20, 2017. Retrieved October 24, 2017. 
  23. ^ "Lauri Markkanen sets NBA record as Bulls fall to Cavaliers 119-112". chicagotribune.com. October 24, 2017. Retrieved October 24, 2017. 
  24. ^ "Lauri Markkanen Asked Brian Scalabrine For Permission to Wear His Old Number". Sports Illustrated.com. October 25, 2017. 
  25. ^ "Former KU forward Pekka Markkanen's son, Lauri, expected to excel at Arizona". kansascity. Retrieved 2017-05-12. 
  26. ^ "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. 
  27. ^ "Lauri Markkanen Profile". EuroBasket 2017. Retrieved 28 October 2017. 
  28. ^ 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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