Peyton Siva, PG, Louisville
Siva is a winner and proven leader. The Seattle native overcame a trying childhood, which included a drug-addicted father and gang-affiliated brother, to become one of the best point guards in Louisville history. He averaged 10 points, 5.7 assists and 2.3 steals for the National Champions last season and seemingly made plays whenever necessary. He’s athletic, provides excellent ball pressure and uses his quickness to get to the rim. He’s been compared to Jacque Vaughn and Speedy Claxton in terms of their intangibles and type of game and he is a solid passer and decision-maker. However, the issues arise with Siva when it comes to his size, outside shot, which improved ever so slightly his senior season, and shot selection. Most mock drafts have Siva going in the last second round.
“Though he lacks outstanding size for a point guard, he makes the most of his 6-foot-1 frame and 6-foot-3 wingspan with an explosive 41.5-inch vertical leap and tremendous quickness,” wrote Matt Kamalsky of Draft Express. “On top of his physical tools, Siva plays with as good a motor as nearly any prospect in this draft.”
Pre-Draft measurements and results, according to Draft Express: