Peyton Siva May Run Louisville Offense

Peyton Siva gets the call at point guard against Cincinnati.

That’s what Rick Pitino was saying Tuesday anyway. Rick’s been known to change his mind as often as not or do the opposite of what he says he’s going to do.

Something to look forward to, having an actual point guard run the offense for a change. Who was the last natural point guard to run the offense for the University of Louisville basketball team? The only one that comes to mind is DeJuan Wheat but that was during the Denny Crum era. Wheat’s talents were such that could and would carry the team on his shoulders, even with severe ankle problems.

Edgar Sosa has never gotten the hang of the job, and may be more of a contributor at the second guard spot. Wouldn’t that be something.

Siva has shown flashes of filling the void, with some brilliant passing at times. But he’s also made his quota of freshman mistakes and had some surprising mental lapses in a reserve role.

Now that he’s a starter, U of L fans may see a different Siva, one ready to assume responsibility a little earlier than anyone expected.  If so, Edgar Sosa may be able to focus primarily his own game, overcoming the dismal performances in Madison Square Garden thus far in his career.

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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

4 thoughts on “Peyton Siva May Run Louisville Offense

  • March 10, 2010 at 4:46 pm
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    It would be interesting to see this guard combo play together, although, Pitino said Sosa & Siva would most likely start together if Rutgers won and if Cincy won he said he may have to do things a little differently. Guess we’ll see soon enough. GO CARDS!!!!!

  • March 10, 2010 at 6:12 pm
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    Siva really hasn’t been utilized very much this season. Time for that to be done. Go Peyton.

  • March 10, 2010 at 6:19 pm
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    I think you overlooked a more recent true point guard at UofL: Sebastian Tellfair. Oh, yeah. Never mind.

    Wait there was that Rondo kid. Oops, not him either.

    OK, guess you are correct after all.

  • March 12, 2010 at 2:21 pm
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    i love you payton siva keep playing and helpin us win i looooooooooooooooooooooooooove you so much shayla

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