EuroLeague MVP Ladder by Eurohoops Vol. 3

08/Feb/23 16:00 February 9, 2023

Antonis Stroggylakis

08/Feb/23 16:00

Eurohoops presents the third edition of the 2022-23 EuroLeague MVP Ladder.

By Antonis Stroggylakis/

Two-thirds of the 2022-23 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season have been played and the equally close and compelling race in the EuroLeague standings is also reflected on the MVP Ladder

There wasn’t any streak of impressive performances by a single player to call for a significant change in the rankings. Hence four of the five names remain from the previous update, including the favorite.

Just missed: Mathias Lessort, Partizan – Edy Tavares, Real Madrid

Previous 2022-23 MVP Ladders: Vol. 1 and Vol. 2

Vasilije Micic, Anadolu Efes, LDLC ASVEL

5. Vasilije Micic, Anadolu Efes Istanbul

Season Stats: 16.8 points (5th overall), 5.8 assists (tied for 4th overall), 3.3 rebounds, 19.0 PIR (3rd overall)

Team Record: 11-12 (tied for 11thh overall)

One can easily use Efes’s run as an example of how unpredictable and competitive this EuroLeague season has been. In Round 19, the reigning champions completed a regular-season sweep of Barcelona with a win at Palau Blaugrana and then they lost at home to an FC Bayern Munich team that had one of the worst records in the competition.

Maybe ASVEL would have also delivered an upset at Efes if Micic didn’t take over in a fourth-period comeback with big buckets, big rebounds, and big assists before he finished with 22 points overall. A week later, the reigning Final Four MVP was the maestro in the victory over Barcelona with 17 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists with 0 turnovers.

It goes without saying that Efes has been problematic lately with four losses over the last six games that have dropped it outside of the playoff zone. Even though Micic has also been subpar for his high quality recently, it’s hard to ignore that his overall numbers scream “MVP”. This is why he gets a pass in this MVP Ladder, despite his team’s and his own mostly underwhelming recent performances.