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Projecting NCAA Basketball Field of 68

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Before Louisville’s thrilling run through the 2012 postseason—the Cardinals won the Big East Tournament title and made an unexpected run into the Final Four—Peyton Siva was a well-respected point guard.

On the strength of that magic month, though, Siva has landed on preseason All-American squads—first, second or third team—for just about every publication and network. He showed the country what he was capable of doing when playing his best basketball for an outstanding coach, Rick Pitino, with outstanding teammates.

So for Sporting News’ preseason Field of 68 projection, we’re looking for the next Peyton Sivas, the players with the talent to capture the nation’s attention by leading their teams to March glory.

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