SBL: Tom Jervis’ return lifts East Perth Eagles to rare win


East Perth Eagles player Tom Jervis with captain Adam Forde after winning the 2014 championship.
Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au   d425318
East Perth Eagles player Tom Jervis with captain Adam Forde after winning the 2014 championship. Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au d425318

FORMER Perth Wildcat Tom Jervis has made his presence felt in his return to the East Perth Eagles with two dominating performances against top of the Joondalup Wolves and the Goldfield Giants in the SBL.

The newly-signed Brisbane Bullets big man stepped up to the plate to take his team to their fourth win at their home base in Morley, defeating the Wolves 100-96 last Saturday and the Giants at the weekend 92-90.

Jervis top scored against the Wolves with 30 points and made the men’s SBL team of the week along with Perth Redbacks’ Michael Vigor, Lakeside Lightning’s Daniel Alexander, South West Slammer Tre Nichols and Perry Lakes Hawks’ Brian Carlwell.

Fans of Jervis, who was recruited from the Eagles to the Wildcats in 2013 while he was dominating in the SBL, are hoping more game time in the SBL will boost his team’s fortunes.

“The beast returns,” Vaughan Lee Doyle commented on the team’s Facebook page.

The 211cm big man played 97 games for the Cats and won two championships including this year’s and in 2014.

He also took out the club’s most improved player in 2015 and 2016.

He will join the Bullets for the 2016-17 National Basketball League season.