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Peyton Siva

N/A | Guard

Magic

Biography

Background

2013-14 SEASON:
Appeared in all 24 games (zero starts) for the Detroit Pistons in his rookie NBA season, averaged 2.3 points, 0.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 9.3 minutes... Scored a career-high 12 points at Chicago (4/11)… Averaging 9.0 points in his last four games… Tied a career-high two rebounds at Atlanta (4/8)… Dished out a career-high five assists and tied a career-high two steals vs. Boston (4/5)… Averaged 12.9 points, 4.6 assists, 2.4 rebounds and 2.0 steals in nine games with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants… Recorded a career-high one block at Chicago (12/7).

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by the Detroit Pistons in the second round (56th overall pick) in the 2013 NBA Draft

COLLEGE:
Honors: Led the University of Louisville to the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship…Awarded the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award, which is given by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to top NCAA Divison I senior no taller than 6’0”…Named Most Outstanding Player of the 2012 and 2013 Big East Championship, joining Patrick Ewing as the only two-time winner of the award… Was a 2012-13 Academic All-America selection…Named to the All-Big East Third Team as a senior…Named to the 2013 Final Four All-Tournament Team…Was a Honorable Mention All-Big East selection as a sophomore… Ranks second all-time in Louisville history in assists with 677. Year-By-Year Key Notes: 2012-13 (Senior): Averaged career-high 10.0 points, 2.4 rebounds, career-high 5.7 assists and 2.3 steals in 31.2 minutes… Scored in double figures in 23-of-40 games played including a season-high 20 points vs. Illinois State (12/1)… Scored 15 points and dished out career-high 13 assists at Villanova (1/22)…Recorded 18 points, six rebounds and five assists vs. Michigan in the NCAA Men’s Championship Game (4/8)…Became only the second player in Louisville history to record 600 assists. 2011-12 (Junior): Saw action in 38 games and averaged 9.1 points, 3.2 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 1.7 steals and 31.7 minutes…Led the team in assists (5.6 apg) and was second in steals (1.7 spg)…Scored double figures in 18-of-38 games played…Scored season-high 18 points and added eight rebounds and six assists vs. Marquette (3/8)…Dished out five-plus assists in 25-of-38 games. 2010-11 (Sophomore): Averaged 9.9 points, 3.1 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 2.0 steals and 27.9 minutes in 35 games…Ranked third on the team in scoring (9.9 ppg), first in assists (5.6 apg), and first in steals (2.0 spg)…Scored a career-high 29 points to go with eight assists at Western Kentucky (12/22)…Dished out season-high 10 assists twice [vs. St. John’s (1/19) and vs. DePaul (2/5)]…Named to the Big East All-Tournament team after averaging 12.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 7.7 assists helping the Cardinals reach the Big East Championship game…His career-high seven steals vs. St. John’s (1/19) tied for the third most in school history…Named Big East Player of the week for 1/24 – 1/30 when he averaged 16.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.5 steals. 2009-10 (Freshman): In 31 games, averaged 3.9 points, 0.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.0 steals in 11.3 minutes per game…Scored a season-high 14 points (5-6 FG, 4-5 3FG) to go with four rebounds at West Virginia (1/30).

PERSONAL:
Full name is Peyton Robert Siva, Jr…Son of Yvette Gaston and Peyton Siva…Has an older brother, Michael and a sister, Leilanna…Says his parents have had the biggest influence on his life…Graduated with a degree in Sociology from the University of Louisville…Enjoys watching movies in his spare time and lists the Seattle Seahawks as his favorite football team…Also lists fellow Seattle natives Jason Terry and Jamal Crawford as his favorite basketball players…Thinks Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson would be the best actor to portray him in a movie…Named Mr. Basketball in the state of Washington after starring at Franklin High School where he led them to a 28-1 record and the Class 3A state championship as a senior…Also led Franklin to a state 4A championship as a freshman…Was a McDonald’s High School All-America selection.

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