Lauri Markkanen named to Finland’s preliminary EuroBasket Qualifiers roster

Photo: 23 Lauri Markkanen (FIN) - Czech Republic v Finland, 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 European Qualifiers, Pardubice - Tipsport Arena Pardubice (Czech Republic), First Round, 29 June 2018

The only current Finnish NBA player, Chicago Bulls’ Lauri Markkanen, has been listed on Finland’s preliminary roster for the EuroBasket 2022 Qualifiers.

The full 25-man preliminary roster:

Aapeli Alanen, Max Besselink, Daniel Dolenc, Shawn Hopkins, Shawn Huff, Mikael Jantunen, Antti Kanervo, Henri Kantonen, Mikko Koivisto, Petteri Koponen, Tuuka Kotti, Carl Lindbom, Alexander Madsen, Lauri Markkanen, Edon Maxhuni, Alex Murphy, Erik Murphy, Juho Nenonen, Matti Nuutinen, Topias Palmi, Remu Raitanen, Sasu Salin, Ilari Seppala, Elias Valtonen, Jamar Wilson

Markkanen, 23, last represented Finland at the 2019 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers in 2018 where he averaged 20.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.

After the first window of qualifiers back in February, Finland is currently 1-1 in Group E, behind Serbia (1-1) and Georgia (2-0) and ahead of Switzerland (0-2).

Finland will take on Georgia and Serbia in their next two qualifying games, which will be held in Espoo, Finland.