Thursday, November 13th, 2008 at 1:15 pm  |  15 responses

Unreal Handle

Louisville recruit Peyton Siva can’t be contained.

by Justin Walsh

On the first day of the NCAA’s fall signing period, Louisville coach, Rick Pitino landed one of the best point guards in the nation: Peyton Siva. Known for his 40-inch vertical and handles seemingly stolen from God Shammgod, Siva has been on the national scene for a few years now (ranked 40th on the SLAM ’09 Fresh 50). In fact, this past summer, his progression on the court in the AAU circuits have started a vigorous debate as to whom will make the better college guard–Peyton Siva or Abdul Gaddy?

In a recent news conference in Louisville, Pitino stated that Siva was the “most ready” of Louisville’s other signed recruits. Over the past few years, Pitino has recruited some of the top blue-chip recruits at the guard position (Edgar Sosa, Earl Clark, Taquan Dean); cheers to Rick for reloading the backcourt once more.

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  • UKMavsFan

    Jealous -.-

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    Yeah, new SLAM video player!

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    UKMavsFan: if you are talking about his handles…Who isn’t?

  • weston1988

    hes way too fast for me to guard. btw loves teh shamgod comment

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    His passing was even better. Pretty good finisher too.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Arek

    I can’t believe rivals has him ranked 49.. sickens me

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    I disagree with most rivals rankings. Peep the RSCI rankings, better yet the SLAM rankings.

  • http://www.ravingblacklunatic.blogspot.com Allenp

    His handle was cool. Loved the in and out to the cross, but his passing was just all right to me. But, he looked nice enough. I liked the new media player, even if I had to watch an ad.

  • http://www.wmorefresher.com $port

    The fact that I even remember God Shammgod says a lot….

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Allenp: The best thing about his passing was that he kept his head up while making his moves. Most young kids are more worried about making a sick move and hearing the ooh’s and aaah’s from the crowd or embarrassing their opponent. This kid made his moves with a purpose: to get his teammates easy baskets or to finish. I love that.

  • Stephanie

    great handle… Abdul Gaddy can’t hold him.

  • john3

    new media player was slow for me. sick handles though.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    he had some nice crosses, but this kid has nothing on shamm!

  • sef22

    article didn’t say he had more than shamm, but if you’re following a model that’s a helluva model 2 go behind

  • george

    Earl Clark isn’t a guard.