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Peyton Siva
Peyton Siva


Seattle, Wash.

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No. 3 Louisville Overpowers College of Charleston, 70-48

Russ Smith led the Cardinals with 21 points and five assists.


Russ Smith Named AP Preseason All-American

Russ Smith is first preseason Associated Press All-America member since Pervis Ellison in 1986.


Men's Basketball Shows Impressive Shooting in First Scrimmage

The Red team had three players score at least 20 points apiece in its victory.


CBSSN Feature: Peyton Siva Saves Father's Life

CBS Sports Network feature video on Louisville men's basketball player Peyton Siva


MBB: Peyton Siva on Media Day (Oct. 24)

Junior guard Peyton Siva spoke with reporters at men's basketball media day on Oct. 24 at the Yum! Center.



Louisville Men's Basketball visits the White House and Capitol celebrating their National Championship



Louisville Men's & Women's Basketball Celebration Rally



Louisville Men's Basketball v Michigan | NCAA Championship Game


Cardinals Capture National Championship!

Louisville vs. Michigan (AP)



Rick Pitino Basketball Hall of Fame Press Conference

Senior Year:

  • Among the BIG EAST leader in assists (5.7, third; 28th in the nation), free throw percentage (.867, second), steals (2.3, third; 25th in the nation) and assists-turnovers ratio (2.16, 6th). His 5.7 assists average was the 2nd-highest ever at UofL.
  • Averaged 10.4 points, 5.1 assists and 3.1 steals in nine postseason games. He was a Final Four All-Tournament and All-Midwest Region selection.
  • In the national championship game vs. Michigan, he totaled 18 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals with just two turnovers.
  • BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete of the Year and an All-BIG EAST third team pick.
  • MOP of the BIG EAST Championship, just the second player in BIG EAST history to win the award twice (Georgetown's Patrick Ewing is the other). Siva averaged 11 points, 6.0 assists and 4.7 steals in this year's event and his 29 career steals is a tournament record.
  • Had 12 points, six assists and a tournament record-tying seven steals vs. Notre Dame in the BIG EAST semifinals.
  • Named to the 2012-13 Capital One Academic All-America second team, just the second Louisville men's basketball player ever to attain that honor. He earlier attained Capital One Academic All-District 2 men's basketball first team status.
  • Received the 2013 Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame for his leadership, character, loyalty, all-around basketball ability and excellence in the classroom. He was named to the 2013 Allstate NABC Good Works Team for his charitable efforts in the areas of volunteerism and civic involvement.
  • Scored 15 points and handed out a career-high 13 assists at Villanova, equalling the third most in UofL history. It was his fourth career double-double, all occurring this season.
  • Scored 17 points against USF in the KFC Yum! Center to become the Cardinals' 64th career 1,000 point scorer. His 1,215 career total ranks 38th at UofL.
  • Had 15 points, 12 assists and buried a career-high five three-pointers against FIU, earning Billy Minardi Classic MVP honors.
  • Scored a season-high 20 points vs. Illinois State, the second-highest of his career. He matched a career-high with four three-pointers.
  • Named to the Battle 4 Atlantis all-tournament team after averaging 13 points, 3.7 assists and 3.0 steals in the three-game event. He had 19 points and six steals -- one below his career best -- vs. Duke.
  • His 677 career assists rank second at UofL, 36 short of the top position. He is the fourth player in UofL history with 500 assists and just the second to reach 600.
  • 2012-13 Senior CLASS Award second team.
  • Preseason honors included Preseason BIG EAST Player of the Year, first team All-America by Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook, second team All-America by, third team All-America by The Sporting News, and he was among the top 50 preseason candidates for the Wooden Award and Naismith Award.
Junior Year:

  • First team All-America selection by the 2012-13 Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook.
  • Starting point guard who was fourth in the BIG EAST in assists (5.6 per game), seventh in steals (1.7), and 13th in assists-to-turnovers ratio (1.61). He was 29th nationally in assists.
  • Handed out five or more assists in 25 of his 38 games. His 449 assists rank eighth among UofL career assist leaders and his 211 assists on the season are second-highest for a UofL single season.
  • Named to the West Region All-Tournament team after nine assists against Michigan State; and nine points, eight assists and just one turnover against Florida in the regional championship game.
  • Named the Dave Gavitt Most Outstanding Player of the 2012 BIG EAST Championship, averaging 13.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 2.8 steals in his four games.
  • Honored on the 2011-12 Capital One District 2 Academic All-District 2 men's basketball first team.
  • Nearly had a triple-double against Notre Dame in the BIG EAST semifinals with 13 points, a season-high matching nine assists and a career-high matching eight rebounds.
  • Totaled season highs with 18 points and eight rebounds against Marquette in the BIG EAST quarterfinals, adding six assists, and four steals.He recorded his sixth career game with at least five steals when he had six vs. Seton Hall, one short of a BIG EAST Championship record.
  • His driving layup with 1.4 seconds in overtime lifted Louisville to a 62-60 victory over Vanderbilt.Siva grabbed seven rebounds vs. the Commodores, adding 14 points and five assists.
  • Has 13 career games with 4 or more steals, 21 with three or more, and 41 with at least two.
  • Sprained his left ankle in practice Nov. 14 and missed games against Butler and Arkansas State.

Sophomore Year:

  • Starting point guard who handed out at least six assists in 17 games. His 5.2 assists average was the fifth highest ever at UofL and his 182 assists were the fourth most in a UofL single season.
  • Among the BIG EAST leaders in steals (2.0, second; 37th in the nation) and assists (5.2, fourth; 43rd in the nation). He had a steal in 29 of 34 games as a sophomore and gathered multiple steals in 14 of the last 23 games. Honorable mention All-BIG EAST selection.
  • His 69 steals were eighth in a single-season at Louisville.
  • BIG EAST All-Tournament team choice when he averaged 12.0 points, 7.7 assists and 5.3 rebounds in helping the Cardinals reach the championship game.
  • Earned his second BIG EAST Conference Player of the Week honor for Jan. 24-30. He averaged 16.5 points, 5.0 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals and shot 70.6 percent from the field (12-of-17) while leading UofL to two one-point victories over UConn and West Virginia.
  • At then No. 5 Connecticut, he totaled 19 points, seven assists, four rebounds, three steals and two blocked shots. He hit game-tying shots in both regulation and the first overtime, driving for a layup (0:29 in regulation) and a dunk (0:07 in the first OT). He scored 13 of his 19 points in the last seven minutes of regulation and overtime periods.
  • His driving scoop shot high off the backboard with 4.5 seconds left provided the winning margin in UofL's 55-54 win over West Virginia in Louisville. He had 14 points, three assists, three rebounds, two steals and hit all five of his field goals.
  • Notched a career-best seven steals against St. John's - tied for the third most ever at UofL. He added 10 points and a career-high 10 assists with only two turnovers. Siva was the first player in Louisville history with as many as 10 assists and seven steals in the same game and the first BIG EAST player to do it in 10 years.
  • Huge game at Western Kentucky with a career-high 29 points, eight assists and two steals. He was honored as BIG EAST Player of the Week for his efforts.

Freshman Year:

  • Handed out at least three assists on 11 occasions as a freshman.
  • Scored a season-high 14 points at West Virginia, adding two steals and a career-best matching four rebounds. He hit 5-of-6 field goals (4-of-5 three point goals).
  • Sprained his wrist against UNLV. He missed two games with the injury (vs. Stetson, Charlotte) and played for six weeks with the wrist heavily taped.
  • Played nine games with a Reach USA team in China in May of 2010. In the team's final game, he totaled 15 points, 14 rebounds and four assists and scored the game-winning shot in his team's 70-69 victory.

High School:

  • Averaged 18.1 points, 5.3 assists, 3.4 rebounds, and 2.3 steals as a senior in leading Franklin High School to a 28-1 record and the Class 3A state championship. It was Siva's second state title in four years, also winning the Class 4A title with Franklin in 2006 as a freshman.
  • A McDonald's High School All-America selection, the 19th UofL player to achieve that honor. He had six points and nine assists to help the East team to a 113-110 victory in the April 1 McDonald's All-America game.
  • Named Mr. Basketball in the state of Washington, the Washington state high school player of the year by the Associated Press and the Seattle Times, the Class 3A state tournament MVP and the Metro League MVP. He was a third team Parade All-America selection.
  • Led the Metro League in assists. He tied a state tournament record with 13 assists against Snohomish.
  • Averaged 21.1 points, 6.4 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 3.5 steals as a junior in helping Franklin High School to a 24-3 record and a fifth-place finish in the Washington state Class 4A tournament. He scored a season-best 45 against Ranier Beach in the second game of his junior year.
  • A three-year captain for Franklin, Siva ranked No. 25 nationally in the ESPN 100, 38th by, 39th by, and No. 51 nationally by USA Today.
  • Averaged 13.2 points as a freshman in helping Franklin win the state 4A championship. He averaged 18.7 points as a sophomore.
  • MVP of the Black Squad in the Wazoo Sports Derby Festival Classic All-Star game played in Freedom Hall when he totaled 15 points, 11 assists and three steals.
  • Dunked for the first time in the 7th grade.
  • Also considered Washington, Arizona, Kentucky and Miami (Fla.).


  • Born Oct. 24, 1990 ... Full name is Peyton Robert Siva, Jr. ... Son of Yvette Gaston and Peyton Siva ... Has an older brother (Michael Siva) and sister (Leilanna Barrientes) ... Major is sociology.
  • Personal goal at UofL is to graduate.
  • Chose to attend UofL because it's a great school.
  • Enjoys watching movies in his spare time.
  • Best basketball advice given to him was "that I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me."
  • Few people know that he is Samoan.
  • Most proud of "my family for everything they have overcome."
  • Best moment of his athletic career was "beating my brother in basketball."
  • His parents have had the greatest influence on his career.
  • Feels Dwayne Johnson would be the best actor to play him in a movie.
  • Wanted to wear No. 3 because of his Christian faith, in the Trinity of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
  • Best thing about being a Cardinal is "the love and support of the fans."
  • What impresses him the most about Coach Pitino is his honesty and knowledge of the game of basketball.


  • Basketball Player: Jason Terry, Jamal Crawford
  • NBA Team: Seattle Supersonics
  • Athlete, Other than a basketball player: Michael Siva, Michael Phelps
  • Movies: The Dark Knight
  • TV Shows: Storage Wars
  • Actor: Dwayne Johnson
  • Comedian: Kevin Hart
  • Subject: history
  • Book: Bible
  • Web Site:
  • Musical Group/Singer: Alicia Keys
  • Foods: hamburger helper, sweet potato pie, funfetti cake
  • Vacation spot: Panama City, Fla.; Samoa
  • Best Player Ever Faced: his brother Mike Siva

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