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Thomas Lachlan Jervis (born 4 February 1987) is an Australian former professional basketball player who played six seasons in the National Basketball League (NBL). He played college basketball for Bevill State Community College and Troy University in the United States before winning two NBL championships with the Perth Wildcats between 2013 and 2016. After two seasons with the Brisbane Bullets, Jervis returned to the Wildcats in 2018. In his return season with the Wildcats, he won his third championship. Jervis is also well known for his time spent in the State Basketball League (SBL) with the National Basketball League (NBL). He played college basketball for Bevill State Community College and Troy University in the United States before winning two NBL championships with the Perth Wildcats between 2013 and 2016. After two seasons with the Brisbane Bullets, Jervis returned to the Wildcats in 2018. In his return season with the Wildcats, he won his third championship. Jervis is also well known for his time spent in the State Basketball League (SBL) with the East Perth Eagles, having played for them every year between 2009 and 2016, helping them win their maiden championship in 2014.

Andy Stewart, October 2013[19]

In June 2013, Jervis started a new career selling radiators to mine sites. Just two months later, on 12 August 2013, he put that career on hold after he signed a one-year contract with the Perth Wildcats.[2][20] Despite the strength in depth of the Wildcats roster, Jervis forced his way into the rotation,[21] beginning the 2013–14 season as the starting centre with Matt Knight out injured.[19][22] On 24 January 2014, he scored a season-best 21 points in an 83–80 loss to the Melbourne Tigers.[23] Jervis helped the Wildcats go 21–7 in the regular season before going on to reach the 2014 NBL Grand Final series, where they won the championship with a 2–1 defeat over the Adelaide 36ers. He subsequently earned NBL Rookie of the Year honours.[24] Jervis appeared in all 33 games, averaging 5.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.2 blocks per game.[25]

After winning a championship with the Wildcats,

Andy Stewart, October 2013[19]

In June 2013, Jervis started a new career selling radiators to mine sites. Just two months later, on 12 August 2013, he put that career on hold after he signed a one-year contract with the Perth Wildcats.[2]Perth Wildcats.[2][20] Despite the strength in depth of the Wildcats roster, Jervis forced his way into the rotation,[21] beginning the 2013–14 season as the starting centre with Matt Knight out injured.[19][22] On 24 January 2014, he scored a season-best 21 points in an 83–80 loss to the Melbourne Tigers.[23] Jervis helped the Wildcats go 21–7 in the regular season before going on to reach the 2014 NBL Grand Final series, where they won the championship with a 2–1 defeat over the Adelaide 36ers. He subsequently earned NBL Rookie of the Year honours.[24] Jervis appeared in all 33 games, averaging 5.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.2 blocks per game.[25]

After

After winning a championship with the Wildcats, Jervis re-joined the East Perth Eagles[26] and helped them win their maiden SBL Championship in August 2014. In the grand final, Jervis led the way for East Perth with 22 points, 19 rebounds, three assists and three blocked shots.[27]

After toying with free agency and meeting with Melbourne United, Jervis decided to re-sign with the Wildcats for another two seasons in June 2014.[28][29] He attracted plenty of attention from rival clubs and was tempted by lucrative offers.[30]

On 31 December 2014, Jervis had a season-best performance in his 50th NBL game, recording his first double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds in an 86–77 win over the Wollongong Hawks.[31]On 31 December 2014, Jervis had a season-best performance in his 50th NBL game, recording his first double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds in an 86–77 win over the Wollongong Hawks.[31][32] On 9 January 2015, he scored a season-high 17 points in a 91–76 loss to the Cairns Taipans.[33][34] On 23 January, he recorded his second career double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds in a 93–85 overtime win over the Townsville Crocodiles.[35] The Wildcats finished the 2014–15 season in fourth place with a 16–12 record, and lost 2–0 to the Taipans in the semi-finals.[36] Jervis appeared in all 30 games, averaging 7.1 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game.[25]

On 18 April 2015, in his sole appearance for the East Perth Eagles during the 2015 season, Jervis had 26 points, seven rebounds and three assists on the back of shooting 10-of-13 from the floor in a 112–98 loss to the Mandurah Magic.[37][38]

With the Wildcats' off-season addition of Nathan Jawai, Jervis' minutes were reduced coming into the 2015–16 season.[17] Despite this, Jervis still managed a solid start to the season, scoring a season-high 10 points on 4 November in a loss to the Townsville Crocodiles, and recording an equal career-high 11 rebounds on 11 November in a win over the Illawarra Hawks. Over his first 12 games, Jervis' influence was reflective in statistics that are extrapolated for 30 minutes of playing time – 4.6 rebounds in 12:24 minutes per game equaled 11.87 rebounds per 30 minutes, a mark ranking third across the entire NBL behind only Majok Majok (13.7 per 30) and Charles Jackson (12.56).[39] That mark increased to 12.1 rebounds per 30 minutes following Round 10, good for second in the league.[40] On 5 February 2016, Jervis had a career-best game in a home win over the Sydney Kings. In 28 minutes off the bench, he recorded career highs of 23 points and 13 rebounds, tied a career high with six assists, and also added two blocks in leading the Wildcats to a 95–81 victory,[41] booking the club a place in the playoffs for the 30th straight season.[42] The Wildcats finished the regular season in second place with an 18–10 record, and defeated the third-seeded Illawarra Hawks 2–1 in the semi-finals, moving them on to the 2016 NBL Grand Final series, where they defeated the New Zealand Breakers 2–1 to claim their seventh NBL Championship.[43] Jervis appeared in all 34 games for the Wildcats in 2015–16, averaging 6.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game.

Brisbane Bullets (2016–2018)

On 21 May 2014, Jervis was added to the Australian Boomers squad for the team's training camp leading into the 2014 Sino-Australia Challenge against Team China.[73] A we

In April 2019, Jervis parted ways with the Wildcats[69] and signed a two-year deal with the Cairns Taipans.[70] However, on 3 August 2019, Jervis was released from his contract by the Taipans after he made the decision to retire from the NBL in order to provide stability for his wife and daughter.[71][72]

On 21 May 2014, Jervis was added to the Australian Boomers squad for the team's training camp leading into the 2014 Sino-Australia Challenge against Team China.[73] A week later, he was named in the team's final 12-man squad and went on to make his international debut on 29 May 2014 at Challenge Stadium.[74]

In June 2017, Jervis was named in a 20-man Boomers training camp squad ahead of the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup.[75]

Personal2017 FIBA Asia Cup.[75]

In May 2015, Jervis married long-time partner Jazze McNeill.[76][77] In August 2016, Jazze gave birth to Clementine.[78] Jazze is a lawyer.[79] With Jervis' return to the Perth Wildcats in May 2018, Jazze and Clementine remained in Brisbane.[79][80]

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