Lauri Markkanen

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Birthday
22, 1997
Birthplace
Finland
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
22, 1997 (age 22)
Birthplace
Finland

About

Finnish 7-footer who was selected 7th overall in the 2017 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves, who then traded him to the Chicago Bulls. He played one year of college basketball at the University of Arizona. 

Before Fame

He competed in the 2015 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship with the Finnish U-18 national team.

Trivia

He averaged 24.9 points per game in the 2016 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship tournament, the tournament's top scorer.

Family Life

His parents are Finnish basketball players Pekka and Riikka Markkanen. His brother Eero Markkanen is a professional soccer player, and he has one other brother, Miikka. He welcomed a son in 2018.

Associated With

Sean Miller was his coach at Arizona.