Peyton Siva Loving the Recruiting Process

Jason McClearyContributor IAugust 11, 2009

CORAL GABLES, FL - APRIL 01:  Peyton Siva #30 of the East Team finishes a 360 layup against the West Team in the 2009 McDonald's All American Men's High School Basketball Game at BankUnited Center on April 1, 2009 in Coral Gables, Florida.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Siva interested in two schools!  



Football season has come to an end, which means high school basketball is here.  Franklin High School is ranked No. 1 in the state of Washington, and that isn’t surprising with Peyton Siva leading the way for the Quakers.  The 5-foot-11, 165-pound point guard is considered one of the best junior point guards in the nation.


Two schools are at the top of Siva’s list: One is local favorite, the University of Washington.  The other school recently offered Siva, which is Louisville. 


Louisville landed former Rainier Beach guard Terrence Williams three years ago out of Washington State.  Coach Rick Pitino found something special in another guard from the state of Washington, and Siva certainly doesn’t mind.


“The Ville is up there with UW," Siva said. "If I wanted to go to school out of state I’d probably go to the Ville."


Both programs compliment Siva’s style of play.  Pitino and Washington coach Lorenzo Romar both have a run-and-gun style of play.  Both coaches also stress the defensive factor as well.  With these two schools at the top of Siva’s list, there isn’t much here doesn’t like bout these programs.


“I like that Louisville is out east and how they play hard," Siva said.  "They just seem to get up and down the court so well and play with so much excitement.  UW plays the same with there up-and-down style and plus they are close at home.  I talked to Pitino last week and he is a real laid back dude.  I talked to Romar about 30 minutes ago and he is a funny guy and cool as well.  Both coaches are good guys.”


Now that the season is here, Siva is looking forward contending for another state championship.  Franklin plays in the toughest league in the state of Washington and their first game is against Garfield.  Garfield has 2011 guard Toney Wroten Jr., who is considered by some the No. 1 player in the nation in his class.


Tough competition will bring out the best in Siva this year.  The biggest stage will be in January against Fairfax, which is one of the best programs in the nation who has many D-1 prospects including Renardo Sydney.


“I am looking forward playing against the top talent in the state this year.  Especially Toney Wroten Jr., which is our first game and in January against Fairfax at the MLK classic.”


Siva still remains a hard worker off the court, holding a 3.4 GPA.  Working hard off the court seems to transition on the court with the goals Siva wants to achieve.


“I want to become more of a leader this year and be a stat stuffer.  What I mean by stat stuffer is get rebounds, steals, assists and points.  I need to get my team more involved as well.”


Now that the season is here, there is no turning back for Siva.  Expect big numbers from him this year.  The University of Washington and Louisville will be battling for this young guard.  Whoever lands him will have an exciting guard who goes hard on the court every day. 


Stay tuned for more news on Siva during the season.