Peyton Siva talks about being a coverboy

University of Louisville senior point guard Peyton Siva received quite an honor earlier this week. Siva was on the cover of the Sports Illustrated basketball preview. Cardinal Authority talked to Siva about being on the cover.

University of Louisville senior point guard Peyton Siva said he had never heard of the Sports Illustrated cover jinx and wasn't worried about it.

"It's just pretty cool," Siva said about his photo being on a regional cover of Sports Illustrated for their college basketball preview section.

Siva, sporting the Infrared jersey from last season's postseason run, is going up for a dunk in the photo. Sports Illustrated ranks U of L No. 2 in the issue.

"I thought it was pretty cool," Siva said. "I felt pretty good about it.

"It's just an honor for me to be on there."

Among the former U of L payers that have been on the cover include Darrell Griffith and Pervis Ellison, along with Herbert Crook and Terrence Williams, who were both featured with other players in a collage-type cover.

"I had never dreamed about it or thought about it," Siva said. "I just have to thank God that I was able to be on there."

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