Up-tempo Siva in no rush

Peyton Siva is quickly establishing himself as one of the top point guards in the 2009 recruiting class. The wildly athletic player was in Tucson over the weekend for the Advanced Skills Camp and came away still liking the Wildcats.

Siva was one of the bigger names at the camp and had a great time in Tucson.

"I liked the elite camp a lot," Siva said. "I like the coaches and feel like I got to know them better. I also got to meet some of the players."

In addition to working out at the camp, Siva got to meet a number of former Wildcat players who were in town for the Lute Olson All-Star Classic.

"I met Richard Jefferson, Jason Terry and a few others," Siva said. "They have sent a lot of point guards to the NBA."

The experience as a whole certainly helped the Wildcats' cause.

"I like Arizona a lot," Siva said. The Wildcats are in the mix with a number of top notch programs. Washington, Kansas, Gonzaga and Oregon are all on Siva and doing well with the Seattle product. While he isn't listing a favorite he did note that he prefers to play up-tempo and that is a style that certainly suits his skills.

Siva is more of a scoring guard than a true point guard, but he is working on rounding out his game.

"I'd like to improve my court vision," Siva said. "I want to get better at getting my team the ball. I also want to improve my ball handling skills."

Much has been made about Siva's friendship with fellow Wildcat recruit Abdul Gaddy. The two have known each other since 5th grade and played both with and against each other at the Wildcats' camp.

Like Gaddy, Siva wouldn't mind playing with his friend, but there is no package deal in place.

"I like his game a lot," Siva said. "We hang out a lot. I like Abdul and I'd go to college with him if we both liked the same school. "That's my guy," Siva continued. "He'll kill wherever he goes."

According to Siva both Arizona and Washington have mentioned the possibility of recruiting them both, but says it has not been a major topic of conversation between him and either coaching staff.

Right now Siva does not plan on making a rash decision. He's been to most of the schools on his list and will try to make a few more unofficials before next spring. He'd like to head into the AAU season already verbally committed.

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