BKT EuroCup Regular Season - Round 8 MVP: Xavier Munford, Hapoel Shlomo Tel Aviv
Xavier Munford made sure that Hapoel Shlomo Tel Aviv's two-game slide would end on Wednesday as he erupted for a monster performance to earn MVP honor for Round 8. Munford scored 31 points, grabbed 3 rebounds, dished 5 assists and tallied 2 steals as Hapoel beat Joventut Badalona 103-99. The scoring guard made 5 of 7 two-pointers and 6 of 7 three-pointers in amassing a career-best performance index rating of 35, which led all players in Round 8.
Yoan Makoundou of Buducnost VOLI Podgorica had the second-highest PIR of the round in leading his team to a 98-96 victory over Dolomiti Energia Trento. Makoundou went for 23 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 blocks in just his eighth EuroCup game. He made 4 of 5 twos and 5 of 7 triples for a PIR of 33. 
Next on the list of Round 8 stars was Joventut's Andres Feliz, who had 24 points and 7 assists against Hapoel. He made 4 of 6 three-pointers in accruing a PIR of 32. Matt Mitchell of Besiktas Emlakjet Istanbul posted a PIR of 31 in leading his team past Paris Basketball 63-68. Mitchell posted 16 points and 10 rebounds. Rounding out the weekly top five was the London Lions' Gabe Olaseni. The center had 19 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists for a PIR of 30 in a 101-95 victory over Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana. 
Round 8 individual highs:

Round 8 MVP Xavier Munford of Hapoel Shlomo Tel Aviv was also the top scorer for the week with 31 points in a victory over Joventut Badalona. Rasheed Sulaimon of Wolves Vilnius, who did not play this week, remains the competition's top scorer with 20.2 points per game.

Gabe Olaseni of London Lions and Regimantas Miniotas of Wolves Vilnius shared the top spot on the rebounding charts with 12 boards apiece. Trevion Williams of ratiopharm Ulm leads the EuroCup in rebounding by a whopping 2 per game with an average of 10.9.

Juan Nunez of Ulm and Klemen Prepelic of Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana were the top assist-men in Round 8 with 10 assists apiece. Prepelic ranks first overall with 9.6 dimes per game.

Andrew Albicy of Dreamland Gran Canaria and Vytenis Lipkevicius of 7bet-Lietkabelis Panevezys each collected 4 steals in Round 8, which led all players. Albicy moved into a tie with Isiaha Mike of Mincidelice JL Bourg en Bresse for the competition lead with 2.4 steals per game.

The weekly blocked shots chart features Paul Biligha of Dolomiti Energia Trento and Yoan Makoundou of Buducnost VOLI Podgorica at the top with 3 rejections apiece. Biligha is now the competition leader with 2.2 blocks per game.

Six players had a double-double in Round 8. Two did so with assists; they were (23 points, 10 assists) and Nunez (14 points, 10 assists). The four who did so with rebounds were Steven Enoch of Turk Telekom Ankara (19 points, 10 rebounds), Miniotas (10 points, 12 rebounds), Matt Mitchell of Besiktas Emlakjet Istanbul (16 points, 10 rebounds) and Olaseni (19 points, 12 assists).

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