Turkish Airlines EuroLeague RS - Round 24 MVP: Sasha Vezenkov, Olympiacos Piraeus
A dominant performance in Olympiacos Piraeus's 60-93 win at ALBA Berlin in Round 24 has seen Sasha Vezenkov earn MVP of the Round honors for the fifth time this season. Vezenkov finished with a PIR of 40 after securing his seventh double-double of the campaign, having paired 28 points with 13 rebounds. He also had 1 assist, 1 steal and 4 fouls drawn. The Olympiacos forward's shooting numbers were particularly impressive, as he went 6-for-7 on two-pointers, 4-of-6 from distance and 4-of-5 from the free-throw line. Vezenkov is just the fifth player to ever secure five MVP of the Round accolades in one season.

The second-best performance in Round 24 belongs to Wade Baldwin of Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv, as he had a 39 PIR in his team's 86-89 loss to Crvena Zvezda Meridianbet Belgrade. Baldwin set a series of personal bests in that game, scoring 38 points, making 6 three-pointers and hitting 10 free throws. The guard recorded 5 rebounds, 5 rebounds and 12 fouls drawn, too. Next best PIR belongs to Chris Jones of Valencia Basket, having achieved a PIR of 33 after scoring 24 points, including a buzzer-beating game-winning three-pointer in a 91-92 win over Panathinaikos Athens. Jones also had 5 assists, 4 rebounds and 1 steal. Following him is Panathinaikos center Arturas Gudaitis, who shined in that same game with 23 points, 10 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block and 8 drawn fouls for a 32 PIR. Rounding out the list of Round 24's best performers are Paris Lee of Panathinaikos and Edgaras Ulanovas of Zalgiris Kaunas, each of whom had a PIR of 26. Lee had 25 points and 7 assists, while Ulanovas posted 16 points, 5 assists and 5 rebounds in a 79-75 win over Cazoo Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz.

Individual highs: Wade Baldwin, Maccabi, 38 points         

Maccabi's Baldwin led all scorers by getting 38 points, a new EuroLeague season high. Dwayne Bacon of Panathinaikos is the competition's top scorer at 18.7 points per game. This round's MVP, Vezenkov, was the best rebounder, pulling down 13 against ALBA. Vezenkov also leads the overall standings at 7.4 boards per night. Thomas Walkup of Olympiacos was the only player to register double digits in assists in Round 24, dishing 10. His teammate, Kostas Sloukas, who was unavailable in Round 24, ranks first overall at 6.6 per game. Dee Bost of LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne collected 5 steals against AS Monaco to lead this round's standings. Walkup ranks first in steals at 1.9 per night. Freddie Gillespie of FC Bayern Munich had 4 blocks in his team's home loss against Partizan Mozzart Bet Belgrade. Walter Tavares of Real Madrid is the competition's leading shot blocker at 2.5 per game. Vezenkov (28 points, 13 rebounds), Walkup (15 points, 10 assists) and Gudaitis (23 points, 10 rebounds) of Panathinaikos were the three players who registered a double-double in Round 24.



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