WATCH: A 16-Year-Old Lauri Markkanen Dominating Finnish High School Basketball

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WATCH: A 16-Year-Old Lauri Markkanen Dominating Finnish High School Basketball

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Imagine you’re a high school-aged basketball player in Finland, young and full of life. Confidence is oozing through you as you make a reverse lay-up during warmups. The coach calls you over and points out your man. You look. You cry.

A six-foot-ten 16-year-old by the name of Lauri Markkanen stands on the court with only a smile that a future No. 7 overall pick can have. The games over before it even started. Yeah, Markkanen might as well have been a cheat code during his high school days.

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How unfair is that? What’s even crazier to think is Markkanen was playing the small forward position at the time, which I can only imagine created some intense mismatches.  I know all NBA players are normally insane in high school, but, come one, shooting 61 percent!? My goodness.

Anyway, I feel so bad for all these children who had their basketball hopes and dreams crushed by The Finnisher.



Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is the Lead Bulls Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.