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Peyton Siva

  • Full Name: Peyton Siva
  • Position: Point Guard
  • Height/Weight: 6-1 / 181
  • Birthdate: October 24, 1990
  • College: Louisville
Detroit Pistons Round 2: Pick 56
 

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Strengths
- Great athlete
- Good passer
- Takes pride in defense
- Leadership

Weaknesses
- Size
- Not a consistent perimeter shooter

NBA projection
Siva was invited to the NBA’s Chicago Pre-Draft camp, certainly not a bad sign in his quest to get drafted. Some analysts project him as a second-round pick. He’s got leadership and passing skills, but his size and inconsistent jump shot will work against him.

2012-13 Season
Siva helped lead Louisville to the national championship and along the way won the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award, given to a player that demonstrates character, basketball ability, leadership and excellence in the classroom, and he was also chosen to the Academic All-America team. He led Louisville in assists, steals and free-throw percentage and averaged 10.4 points, 5.1 assists and 3.1 steals in nine postseason games.

Key statistics
10.0 ppg | 2.4 rpg | 5.7 apg | 2.6 tpg | 2.2 spg | 31.2 mpg | .404 FG | .288 3PT | .867 FT

Cool statistic
Siva is Louisville’s all-time leader in steals (254). He got there by nabbing a school single-season record 90 steals this season. Darrell Griffith held the old record (230).

Reminds me of...
A.J. Price

What Insiders Say
Louisville coach Rick Pitino
“I got after him quite often, but never one time would he come to work with nothing but a great attitude. I just have never seen the likes of that in my lifetime. So whatever he goes on to, some pro teams are going to get a young man that’s very special, and what they are going to realize is they are getting more than just a basketball player. If the Houston Rockets want somebody of 50 hours of visiting people as well as playing basketball, something like that, he will do whatever.”

What Outsiders Say
Duke guard Rasheed Sulaimon
“Peyton Siva and Russ Smith, are great at getting into the lane and creating opportunities for themselves and for the rest of their team. And when you have two guards like that, that can create so much havoc, puts a lot of pressure on your defense, and they really are the bulk of their team, and they're two important pieces that we have to contain.”

-- Profile by Chris Dortch, editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook. Follow him @cdortch.