Friday night, the junior point guard proved his worth, driving the lane in the final seconds to score the winning points in an 86-85 win for the White team in Louisville's Red-White scrimmage at the KFC Yum! Center.
Siva was sensational for his team, scoring 19 points while handing out a game-high seven assists and nine steals. Siva also had seven rebounds.
"Peyton is in better shape than everybody and can out run everybody," Louisville head coach Rick Pitino said.
Senior forward Kyle Kuric led the White team with 24 points, hitting 5 of 12 three-pointers, and Gorgui Dieng led the Red team with 26 points, 17 rebounds, five blocked shots and four assists.
"We have a very strong point, a very strong three-man in Kuric and Gorgui Dieng is very strong if we can keep him in the game," Pitino said. "It was a really good first night, we got alot out of it. We learned a lot and can gain a lot by watching film from this."
Freshman forward Chane Behanan had 20 points and 10 rebounds before injuring his ankle late in the game - Behanan told InsideTheVille.com that he will be fine after the game in the locker room - and sophomore guard Russ Smith had 17 points and seven steals for the White.
"We're very strong with Peyton, Kyle and Gorgui," Pitino said. "Now we've got to teach Chane how to play the game, get Rakeem (Buckles) and (Jared) Swop(shire) healthy, and then we've got to get Wayne (Blackshear) ready to go."
Freshman center Zach Price played well, finishing with 14 points, 6 rebounds and 3 blocks.
"I was very impressed with Zach Price," Pitino said.
Junior guard Mike Marra scored 12 points, connecting on 4 of 8 three-pointers. George Mason transfer Luke Hancock had 12 points, 8 rebounds and four assists.