Louisville making big impression with Siva

Rick Pitino has made no secret landing a top-flight point guard in 2009 is a top priority for his program. That being the case, Seattle's Peyton Siva, the nation's No. 5-ranked PG prospect, has been receiving heavy attention from Louisville for several months. Is that attention paying off for the Cardinals? Siva gave Scout.com an update last weekend in Arkansas. (Audio interview included)

Rick Pitino has made no secret landing a top-flight point guard in 2009 is a top priority for his program. That being the case, Seattle's Peyton Siva, the nation's No. 5-ranked PG prospect, has been receiving heavy attention from Louisville for several months. Is that attention paying off for the Cardinals? Siva gave Scout.com an update last weekend in Arkansas.


Seattle point guard Peyton Siva told
Scout.com at the Real Deal on the Hill
Tournament in Arkansas last weekend
that Louisville is coming after him the
hardest.

"Louisville and Washington are coming at me real hard and Arizona (too), but Louisville is coming after me the hardest," Siva said.

What has Louisville done that has been different than everybody else?

"I took a visit there with my coach and they showed me a good time there and the game was real good," Siva said. "They've just been calling me everyday just checking up. I'll call them and they'll call my coach and just check up on me and my family."

Washington head coach Lorenzo Romar tracked Siva hard last weekend in Arkansas at the Real Deal Tournament. Has Pitino spent that kind of time with Siva?

"He came all the way to Washington when we played Fairfax," Siva said.

For Siva, picking a college ultimately will come down to finding the right fit for his considerable talents on the basketball court.

"When I watch teams now I just try to see if I could fit into their system, like Louisville they play like our Franklin team getting up and down and playing full court defense," Siva said.

Often described as a scoring-point, Siva believes he's quite capable of creating opportunities for others.

"I just try to do whatever my coach needs me to do," said Siva. "At Franklin, my high school team needs me to score so I score. On this (AAU) team I play point sometimes or spot up and shoot. I just try to play my role. I like to get our big players the ball when I go to the hoop but if they leave me open I'm going to try to score the ball."

Siva also said Kansas is still in the mix with his recruitment when specifically asked about the Jayhawks by a reporter.

Audio and photo provided by Scout.com's Dave Telep.


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