BarcelonaFinnish basketball doesn’t have many good stories to tell. Two of their best players, Pekka Markkanen and Riikka Ellonen, wrote some of the most important passages for their selection. He was named the best player in the country three times during the 90s. She, quite a pioneer, was one of the international players who paved the way for future generations. His sporting legacy, however, did not end with his retirement as all three of his sons became professional athletes.