Who is Lauri Markkanen?

Lauri Markkanen is a professional basketball player from Finland. He represents the club “Chicago Bulls.” The “Minnesota Timberwolves” added him to the team in the “2017 NBA Draft.” Then, he joined the “Chicago Bulls” during the trade.

Quick Info
Full NameLauri Elias Markkanen
Date Of BirthMay 22nd, 1997
Birth PlaceVantaa, Finland
Parent(s)Pekka Markkanen
Riikka Markkanen
Profession(s)Basketball Player
Career History2017–present Chicago Bulls
Age23 Years
Height7 ft
SpouseVerna Aho
Net WorthUS $25 million

Early Life

The birthplace of Lauri Markkanen in Vantaa, Finland. He came into the world on May 22nd, 1997. His father’s name is Pekka Markkanen. He is regarded as one of the popular basketball players of all time. His mother’s name is Riikka Markkanen. He grew up with his younger brother Eero Markkanen I Jyvaskyla. Eero is a professional footballer. Lauri used to play for the team “HoNsU” during his junior years. He was also part of the “HBA-Marsky” between 2014 and 2016.

Lauri Markkanen

Education and College Career

Lauri Markkanen attended the “University of Arizona.” He gave his words to join the “Arizona Wildcats” on 17th October 2015. Lauri officially joined the team on November 11, 2015. Lauri started playing for the wearing jersey number ten. He succeeded to become part of the “Pac-12 Player of the Week” in January 2017. Lauri also became the “Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week” in the same month. He also received a lot of nominations for various honours. Lauri received the nomination for the “Wooden Award Watchlist”, “Wayman Tisdale Award”, “Karl Malone Award”, “John GR. Wooden Award”, “Karl Malone Award”, and many more.

Likewise, Lauri Markkanen succeeded to score a career-high of 30 points on January 12, 2017. It was the match against the team “Arizona State.” He even recorded rebounds of 13 against teams like “Washington State”, “Washington”, and “Northern Colorado.” He succeeded to score his “career-high” of three blocks on March 4, 2017. It was the match against the “Arizona State” during the season finale.

The “Sporting News”, “NBC Sports”, “Associated Press”, “USA Today”, and “NBC Sports” selected him for the “Third Team All-American Team” on March 6, 2017. Lauri also succeeded to enter the “First Team All-Pac-12 Selection”, “First Team All-Pac-12 Team”, and “First Team All-Pac-12 Freshman Team” in Associated Press. He announced his intention of forging the last three seasons to participate in the “2017 NBA Draft” at the en d of his freshman season.

Professional Career

Chicago Bulls (2017- Present)

Lauri Markkanen started his professional journey from the “Minnesota Timberwolves” during the “2017 NBA Draft.” The “Chicago Bulls” received his rights in terms of trade during the “Draft Night.” He signed a contract with the team on July 5th, 2017.  He played his first match for the team on October 19, 2017. Lauri succeeded to score “17 points” in the match. He achieved the “Most 3-pointers” in his first three games on October 24th, 2017. Lauri gained the title after he achieved “3-pointers” ten times. He even took permission from Brian Scalabrine to wear his jersey number “24.” Lauri got permission to wear the number.

Lauri Markkanen

Likewise, Lauri Markkanen successfully recorded a “26-13 double-double” against the team “Phoenix Suns” on November 19. He scored 24 points in the match against the “Charlotte Hornets” on December 8, 2017. Lauri increased his cores to 25 in the match against the “Cleveland Cavaliers” team on December 21, 2017. Lauri succeeded to achieve his career-high points of 32 on December 30. He even won the rebounds of seven with a winning record of “119-107” against the team “Indiana Pacers.”

Lauri Markkanen succeeded to score a “career-high” of 33 points on January 10, 2018. It was the match against the team “New York Knicks.” He even succeeded to achieve “3-pointers” in a double-overtime with a final score of “112-119.”

Lauri Markkanen became the “Seven-foot player” after the game. He succeeded to achieve a career-high of rebounds of seventeen on January 22. It was the match against the team “New Orleans Pelicans.” Lauri scored 21 points against the match against the team “Orlando Magics” on February 12, 2018. He also scored 22 points during the match against the team “Memphis Grizzlies” on March 7, 2018. Lauri succeeded to score 17 points in the match against the team “Milwaukee Bucks” on January 28, 2018. He also succeeded to become the “NBA All-Rookie First Team” on May 22nd, 2018. His record was of rebounds of 7.5 by the end of his rookie season.

Moreover, Lauri Markkanen didn’t participate in the starting 23 games of the “2018-2019 season.” He succeeded to attain his career-high “rebounds” of 19 on January 28. It was the match against the team “Brooklyn Nets.” His team also won the match against the “Brooklyn Nets” on February 8. He succeeded to achieve “31 points” and rebounds of 18 in the match.

Lauri Markkanen

Lauri Markkanen achieved a career-high of 35 points and rebounds of 15in the match against the “Boston Celtics” on February 23rd. His points were 31, and his rebounds were 17 in the match against the team “Atlanta Hawks” on March 1. He completed the season by playing a total of 52 games with 18.7 points. Lauri started the “2019-2020 season” by achieving a “career-high” of 35 points in the match against the team “Charlotte Hornets.”

Personal Life

Lauri Markkanen tied knots with Verna Aho. The couple was blessed with a son in February 2018. They named him Alvar.

Net Worth

According to networthlist.org, Lauri Markkanen has an approximate net worth of $25 million.

Nutshell Bio, Height, Weight, and Age

The full name of Lauri is Lauri Elias Markkanen. His current age is 23. The nationality of Lauri is Finnish. He has an attractive height of 7 feet along with a complimentary weight of 109 kg. His ethnicity is not clear.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Lauri Markkanen is active on social media platforms.He goes with the name of “laurimarkkanen” on Instagram with 303K followers and “Lauri Markkanen” on Twitter with 107.2K followers. His facevook page “Lauri Markkanen” has 49K followers.