With the best performance by an Olympiacos Piraeus player this century, forward Sasha Vezenkov ran away with the MVP honor for Round 8 after shining in the Reds' 71-82 victory at FC Bayern Munich on Thursday night. Vezenkov recorded a career-high performance index rating of 43 – the highest in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague since February of 2021 – after finishing with 20 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 block. He missed just 3 shots all night, didn't commit a turnover, and drew 8 fouls. Vezenkov has now won or shared three MVP distinctions in the opening eight rounds this season.
Ranking second in Round 8 was Vasilije Micic of Anadolu Efes Istanbul, whose 22 points, 5 assists and 4 steals led to a PIR of 36 in a 96-86 home win against FC Barcelona. Next up was Dante Exum, who paced Partizan Mozzart Bet Belgrade in a 96-88 win over Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv with a PIR of 31, collecting 21 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds and 2 steals. Rounding out the list of top performers are three players with PIRs of 28 each. In the same game as Micic, Efes forward Will Clyburn had 24 points and 6 rebounds while Barca guard Nicolas Laprovittola scored a career-high 28 points, including 5 three-pointers made. Real Madrid center Vincent Poirier matched them while compiling 19 points, 7 rebounds and 3 blocks in a 90-72 home win over ALBA Berlin.