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After watching his father battle his demons, even once stopping him from committing suicide as a 13-year old by driving to a drug house to find him and talking him down from using a gun on himself, it gave a glimpse of the power he had in his words and actions. The gregarious personality of “Big Siva” — and his background as a kickboxer — made him a likable figure despite his struggles. “Growing up, he was well-known in the community. He went to my games,” Siva said. “Plus he coached little league football. People wanted to help him out. He was a great people person.” Detroit News

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With just two days remaining before the 2013 NBA Draft, the Clippers are conducting their final group workout Tuesday morning at the team’s training facility. Potential first-round pick Tony Mitchell of North Texas is the top rated prospect attending. He averaged 9.3 rebounds in 55 college games and entered the NBA as a sophomore after becoming one of the best high school players in the nation in 2010. Trevor Mbakwe (Minnesota) and Elias Harris (Gonzaga), two more athletic rebounders, will join Mitchell along with guards Ian Clark (Belmont) and Peyton Siva, who led Louisville to the 2013 NCAA title. NBA.com

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206. The area code for Seattle. Peyton Siva has it tatted on his arm, and many don’t realize it, but chances are that he wouldn’t have even been at ‘The Ville to lead them to a national championship if it weren’t for a fellow Seattle native opening his eyes to the Kentucky school. “T-Will [Terrence Williams] went there, and I grew up working out with him,” Siva said. “Watching him play there made me really want to go Louisville. The funny thing is that they weren’t really recruiting me and I had to say, ‘Coach, I really like Louisville a lot’ to get them to come look at me. They watched me play, then offered me the next day.” SLAM

By the time that the Draft rolls around, Siva will have had workouts with half of the League. Word on the street is that he has been shooting the rock well and impressing teams with interviews. There have still been concerns about his size (6-1 in shoes), but Siva feels that it isn’t your stature that makes you; it’s what you have inside your heart. “For anyone who questions height, I really don’t think it matters as long as you have heart and come to play,” the uber-confident playmaker said. “You saw the way Isaiah Thomas came out and proved everyone wrong this year. Chris Paul is not the tallest guy out there either, but he is a truly amazing point guard. I think that if you have game and go out there playing with heart, you’ll be fine.” SLAM

June 15, 2013 Updates

A big reason why former Louisville guard Peyton Siva was looking forward to Saturday's predraft workout at the Warriors practice facility was the chance to play in front of another Rick Pitino disciple in Mark Jackson. "He's one of the all-time great point guards and he played under Coach P also," Siva said of the Warriors coach, who played under Pitino for two years with the New York Knicks. "Just that connection right there." "It would be great," Siva said of playing for Jackson. "He's great coach and they had a great year this year. It'd be wonderful." San Jose Mercury-News

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Peyton Siva suggested he was mildly surprised that the Kings stayed in Sacramento. But he's happy that the fans here in the capital region got to keep their team. "Of course, I would love for Seattle to have a team," the former Louisville guard said. "It would've been sad for the fans of Sacramento if they lost the team. It kind of goes both ways. But you know, I think this is a great town. I got a chance to walk around it and it was nice." Sulia

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Heading into the NBA Draft on June 27, Schroeder is one of the top point-guard prospects available. Along with Louisville point guard Peyton Siva, Pitt center Steven Adams, Notre Dame forward Jack Cooley, North Carolina State forward Richard Howell and Miami forward Kenny Kadji, he worked out for the Utah Jazz on Friday. "I think it went very well for me," said Schroeder, who doesn’t turn 20 until Sept. 15. "We practiced hard — [all] six guys. We gave everything on the floor." Salt Lake Tribune

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