Originally written on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 12/20/12
Over the last week or two there has been a lot of talk both locally and nationally about Russ Smith.  Sitting around doctors offices and on news stands across the country Smith has a featured article in this weeks Sports Illustrated.  Some are calling Russ a potential All-American, maybe a Player Of The Year candidate and has even been listed as a potential NBA first round draft pick next season.  Locally, these type conversations often turn to another guard on Louisville’s roster; Peyton Siva. Why would Russ Smith be listed above Peyton Siva in many NBA Draft experts predictions?  Why isn’t Peyton Siva even considered as a first rounder?  Well, I have some thoughts to that. I believe that in order to play at his full potential and be noticed nationally, Siva must account for 30-35 points per game.  I don’t mean necessarily by just scoring points, but the combination of made field goals and assists.  I don’t think it has to even be consistent.  Some match-ups will dictate more of a fac
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