Siva Talks Kansas's Eric Bossi was lucky enough to slow down Seattle PG Peyton Siva long enough for an update on his recruitment. Siva discusses the approach the Kansas staff is taking in trying to get the West Coast speedster to consider KU.

Even though he’s only halfway through his junior year of high school, Peyton Siva has become something of a household name. Well, at least to college coaches, scouts and recruitniks who have been following the six foot tall junior point guard from Seattle (WA) Franklin over the past few years.

Monday afternoon in Seattle, Siva was busy scoring 23 points during his team’s one point win over Los Angeles (CA) Fairfax. Afterwards, Siva took some time to discuss the state of his recruitment.

“Everything is going really good and I guess that you could say I’m open,” said Siva. “I’ve got a lot of offers and I feel pretty good about that.”

An explosive athlete who specializes in breaking defenders down off the dribble, Siva is also a dangerous outside shooter. This year he’s been focusing on getting his teammates more involved while doing his best to keep his recruitment in perspective.

While he maintains that he’s still open, Siva also admits that four schools -- Louisville, Arizona, Kansas and Washington -- stand out above the crowd. While discussing his list, he explained the approach that Kansas has been taking.

“They’ve been coming at me pretty strong,” said Siva of the Jayhawks approach. “They’ve been calling me and I’ve been talking to them. They’ve been asking me who I’d like to come in with.

“They ask me if I would I like to come in with a guy like Elijah Johnson or Avery Bradley. Both of them are close friends of mine so that’s what they’ve been talking about.”

According to Siva, Bill Self and his staff are pointing out that they’d like to bring in multiple versatile guards because of how the Kansas roster is shaping up and the Jayhawks style of play.

“They are going to lose a lot of guards,” Siva told Phog.Net. “So they talk a lot about how they like to run guards and give them freedom.”

Having been on the campuses of both Washington and Arizona already, Siva is tentatively scheduled to visit Louisville in February but may have to cancel so that he can focus on the playoffs. He hopes to make it to Kansas at some point as well, but for now he has to judge them by what he hears from the coaches and sees on television.

“They are a great team and they’ve got a tradition of winning,” said Siva. “Right now they are doing real good. My little brother was watching the game the other day and was talking about how they have the best defense in the country right now.”

With plenty of options available to him, Siva says that he wants to do everything he can to get his focus back on winning a state championship. After that, he’ll be able think more about when and how he’ll make a decision.

“I think I’ll try to make my decision during the summer time,” said Siva. “Right now I’m just trying to focus on schoolwork and the season.” Top Stories