Laruri Markkanen

Birth Day May 22nd, 1997
Birth Place Vantaa
Age 24 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Gemini

Lauri Markkanen is a Finnish professional basketball who is famous for being the player of the club 'Chicago Bulls' of the National Basketball Association (NBA) which is his current team. His playing position of the team is power forward or center. On his 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. On 5th July 2017, Markkanen signed with the Bulls. He made his NBA debut with the Bulls and scored seventeen points on 19th October 2017. His shirt number is 24.

Finnish Professional Basketballer, Lauri Markkanen

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Initially, Lauri was taken by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2017 NBA draft in the seventh overall pick. He played for HBA-Marsky in the Finnish second-tier league from 2014 to 2016 and then committed to NCAA Division I squad Arizona Wildcats prior to the 2016-2017 season. 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". He has also been named to the pre-season Karl Malone Award Watchlist, Naismith Award Watchlist, Wooden Award Watchlist, Wooden Award Midseason Top 25, Wayman Tisdale Award Midseason watch list, Oscar Robertson Award Midseason watch list, Karl Malone Award Finalist, Naismith Top 30 Finalist. He was among the 15 finalists for the John R. Wooden Award. Recently, in a game against the Memphis Grizzlies on 12 April, he went scoreless for the first time in his career. He made his international debut with the Finnish U-18 national team at the 2015 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship. 

Lauri Markkanen Scoring Ahead Against The Opponent

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Early Life

On 22nd May 1997, Lauri Markkanen was born with the birth name of Lauri Elias Markkanen in Vantaa, Finland holding the nationality of Finnish. As he was born in Vantaa, he was raised and spent his childhood in his hometown, Jyvaskyla. He belongs to Finnish-White ethnic background and his race is White. As of 2021, he celebrated his 24th birthday with his parents. Gemini is his Zodiac sign and he follows the Christianity religion. 

Lauri Markkanen is the son of his parents; father, Pekka, and mother, Riikka who were both professional basketball players by occupation. He also has two siblings; two brothers named Miikka (former professional basketball player) and Eero (professional footballer). 

Concerning his educational qualification, Lauri attended Arizona College. 

Personal Life

Lauri Markkanen and his wife, Verna Aho

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Lauri Markkanen is a married man. He married his beautiful wife, Verna Aho. The duo is also blessed with a son who was born in February 2018. The couple is enjoying their present life happily without any disturbances. His sexual orientation is straight. 

Lauri Markkanen With His Son

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Net Worth

Lauri Markkanen is a talented and successful basketball player who has earned a huge name and fame. As of 2021, the net worth of Lauri is estimated to have $25 Million as of May 2021. His major source of wealth comes from his basketball career. But his exact salary is still to get unfold yet as he has not disclosed it yet. As of now, he is living a luxurious lifestyle. 

Career highlights and awards

  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2018)
  • Finnish Player of the Year (2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Third-team All-American – AP, NABC, SN (2017)
  • First-team All-Pac-12 (2017)
  • Pac-12 All-Freshman team (2017)

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