Finnish big man for the Arizona Wildcats basketball group who was called to varied pre-season and mid-season best award view lists. He competed within the 2015 FIBA European countries Under-18 Championship using the Finnish U-18 nationwide group. He averaged 24.9 factors per game within the 2016 FIBA European countries Under-20 Tournament tournament, the tournament’s top scorer. His parents are Finnish golf ball players Pekka and Riikka Markkanen. His sibling Eero Markkanen is certainly a specialist soccer participant, and he provides one other sibling, Miikka. Sean Miller became his trainer at Arizona.