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Jervis makes Wildcats comeback



Three time Perth Wildcats championship winner Tom Jervis will come out of NBL retirement to play for his old club in NBL21.


Jervis played three seasons for the Wildcats from 2013 to 2016, and a fourth in 2018/19, winning titles in 2014, 2016 and 2019.


After the 2018/19 season he announced his retirement, but the 211cm centre has taken the opportunity to return to his home town club to fill a much-needed role.


“It’s a pretty amazing situation, I didn’t really expect to get another crack at the NBL and all of a sudden I’m sitting here in quarantine with one of my teammates,” Jervis said.


“I’m expecting to play a similar role to what I have previously with the ‘Cats; be a big body, run the floor, set some good screens and get guys like Bryce (Cotton), Todd (Blanchfield) and Clint (Steindl) open.


“Knowing the system really well, as well as the guys, there shouldn’t be any teething issues which is a big advantage when coming in.”


Jervis completes the Wildcats 10-man roster for the 2020/21 season.

The 33-year-old has joined the team’s quarantining training group.

The Perth Wildcats open their season on Sunday 24 January against the South East Melbourne Phoenix at RAC Arena.


IMAGE: Perth Wildcats website.


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