University of Louisville verbal Peyton Siva scored 29 points as Franklin’s boys basketball team beat Jeffersontown 72-55 on Tuesday in the championship game of the King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic. He was the hands-down pick as the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.
The Quakers, from Seattle, Wash., became only the sixth out-of-state team to win the tournament and the first since Berkshire of Homestead, Fla., in 1999. Franklin (7-0) won all four of its games in the 16-team event, three against Louisville opponents.
Monday night, he had 32 points, 10 assists and no turnovers in a 91-88 semifinal victory over Coral Reef of Miami. In the title game, he shot 9 of 14 from the field and 11 of 13 at the free-throw line, with three rebounds, three steals and two assists. Siva made 28 of 31 free throws in the final two games.
Although heâ€™s only 5-foot-11, Siva does it all: Check out some file footage: