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Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Louisville Mens Basketball Peyton Siva
Hometown: Seattle, Wash.
High School: Franklin
Height / Weight: 5-11 / 175
Handed out at least three assists on 11 occasions as a freshman. An early season wrist injury hampered his early development.
Produced eight points, three steals and matched a career high with five assists at Connecticut in 17 minutes.
Scored a career-high 14 points at West Virginia, adding two steals and a career-best matching four rebounds. He hit 5-of-6 field goals (4-of-5 three point goals).
Totaled six points and a career-best matching five assists at St. John's.
Played an efficient 12 minutes against Cincinnati, totaling 10 points, three assists and three steals while hitting 3-of-4 field goals.
Scored 12 points against Villanova, just the second game in six weeks that he played without a heavily taped wrist.
Produced three points, three assists and a season-high matching four rebounds against Louisiana Lafayette.
Sprained his wrist against UNLV. He missed two games with the injury (vs. Stetson, Charlotte) and played for six weeks with the wrist heavily taped. He returned to action against Western Carolina, producing five points, four assists and four steals.
Totalled eight points and three assists against Oral Roberts.
Played nine games with a Reach USA team in China in May of 2010. In the team's final game, he totaled 15 points, 14 rebounds and four assists and scored the game-winning shot in his team's 70-69 victory.High School:
Averaged 18.1 points, 5.3 assists, 3.4 rebounds, and 2.3 steals as a senior in leading Franklin High School to a 28-1 record and the Class 3A state championship. It was Siva's second state title in four years, also winning the Class 4A title with Franklin in 2006 as a freshman.
A McDonald's High School All-America selection, the 19th U of L player to achieve that honor (last: Samardo Samuels). He had six points and nine assists to help the East team to a 113-110 victory in the April 1 McDonald's All-America game.
Named Mr. Basketball in the state of Washington, the Washington state high school player of the year by the Associated Press and the Seattle Times, the Class 3A state tournament MVP and the Metro League MVP. He was a third team Parade All-America selection.
Scored 30 or more points on four occasions, including a season-high 35 points in the Sea-King District Championship game against No. 2 Bellevue.
Led the Metro League in assists. He tied a state tournament record with 13 assists against Snohomish.
Averaged 21.1 points, 6.4 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 3.5 steals as a junior in helping Franklin High School to a 24-3 record and a fifth-place finish in the Washington state Class 4A tournament. He scored a season-best 45 against Ranier Beach in the second game of his junior year.
A three-year captain for Franklin, Siva ranked No. 25 nationally in the ESPN 100, 38th by Scout.com, 39th by Rivals.com, and No. 51 nationally by USA Today.
Averaged 13.2 points as a freshman in helping Franklin win the state 4A championship. He averaged 18.7 points as a sophomore.
MVP of the Black Squad in the Wazoo Sports Derby Festival Classic All-Star game played in Freedom Hall when he totalled 15 points, 11 assists and three steals.
Dunked for the first time in the 7th grade.
Also considered Washington, Arizona, Kentucky and Miami (Fla.).Personal:
Born Oct. 24, 1990 ... Son of Yvette Gaston and Peyton Siva ... Has an older brother (Michael Siva) and sister (Leilanna Barrientes) ... Major is undecided.
Personal goal at U of L is to graduate.
Chose to attend U of L because "it's the best school in the world."
Enjoys watching movies with patience in his spare time.
Best basketball advice given to him was "that I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me."
Few people know that he is Samoan.
Most proud of "my family for all of the struggles they have overcome."
His parents had the greatest influence on his athletic career.
Feels Dwayne Johnson would be the best actor to play him in a movie.
When he played basketball as a kid, he pretended he was Allen Iverson.
Wanted to wear No. 3 because of his Christian faith, in the Trinity of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
If you walked into his dorm room, the first thing you would notice is that it's clean.
What impresses him the most about Coach Pitino: he doesn't sugar coat anything and is a great teacher.
Would most like to meet Camden McCroskey.Favorites:
Basketball Player: Chris Paul
NBA Team: Seattle Supersonics
Athlete, Other than a basketball player: Troy Polamalu