[phpwiki]Gary Ervin

Player Info

 Position      Guard
 Height        5 ft 11 in
 Years Active  2011, 2013 - Current
 Championships None
 Teams         Wollongong Hawks, Townsville Crocs, Adelaide 36ers
 Numbers       #3 (Wol), #9 (Tow), #9 (Ade), #1 (Wol)


 NBL MVP, 2011
 All NBL First Team, 2011
 All NBL Second Team, 2013
 All-Star, 2013

League Leaders

 Top 5 PPG 2011 Top 5 APG 2011
 Top 5 PPG 2013 Top 5 APG 2013

Career Highs

 Points      31, Multiple times
 Assists     13, 31st October 2010
 Rebounds     9, Multiple times
 Steals       4, Multiple times
 Blocks       1, Multiple times
 3Point Made  4, Multiple times



 Year M  FGM-A     FG%  3PM-A    3P%  FTM-A     FT%  OFF DEF TOT AST STL BLK PTS  Team
 2014 31 168 - 421 39.9 50 - 135 37.0 109 - 140 77.9 0.6 3.0 3.6 4.5 1.2 0.1 16.0 36ers
 2013 27 157 - 368 42.7 38 - 125 30.4 101 - 129 78.3 0.5 3.2 3.7 4.4 1.1 0.0 16.8 Crocs
 2011 27 194 - 442 43.9 30 - 95  31.6 124 - 175 70.9 1.4 2.0 3.4 4.5 1.3 0.0 20.1 Hawks

It was announced on the 18 August 2010, that Ervin would fill the Wollongong Hawks roster for the 2010-11 NBL season. He would join Oscar Forman as the only other new face at the club for that year.

In his first season with Wollongong Ervin proved a sensation. In 27 games he averaged 20.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game on his way to winning the NBL's Most Valuable Player award for 2011 becoming the first Hawk to do so since Mike Jones back in 1981. He was also selected to the All NBL First team for the 2010-11 season. Ervin won player of the month twice and had the record for the most 30 point games for the 2010-11 season with 3. The Hawks lead the league, or were second, for most of the season until a serious of injuries derailed Wollongong's season. Including an injury to Ervin. The Hawks dropped 9 straight games and fell out of the playoff race late in the 2010-11 season. At seasons end, despite offers from Wollongong and the Adelaide 36ers Ervin signed overseas with BC Kyiv in the Ukraine.

There were rumours of Gary's return to the Hawks for the 2012-13 season but Ervin never signed with the club, instead re-signed overseas. In September 2012 Ervin was released by his Croatian club and a few days later signed with the Townsville Crocs [1] as a replacement for Jason Forte, who was fired just the week before.

Ervin's return to the NBL got off to a rocky start as he went just 2/7 from the field in his debut. The Crocs also got off to a 0-10 start, worst in team history. But as the season progressed and Ervin got comfortable his production picked up, inlcuding a stretch over 7 games where he scored at least 20 points in 7 straight games. For this he was named player of the week in round 13 and took out two straight player of the month awards. Ervin led the Crocs back into the playoff race but they were eliminated from the playoff hunt when they lost to the Sydney Kings in the final round of the season.

Ervin was selected to the All NBL Second Team and to the NBL All-Star game. He was also top 3 in MVP voting.

On July 10th 2013 the Adelaide 36ers had announced that they had signed Ervin for the 2013-14 season. Ervin played well during the 2013-14 season and was in MVP talks early in the season however Ervin slumped during December and January and as a result fell behind in MVP votes. The 36ers made a return to the playoffs after finishing 2nd on the ladder behind the Perth Wildcats. The 36ers would be defeated 2-1 in the grand final against the Wildcats.

Ervin's highlight of the season was a game winner against the NZ Breakers where he stole a inbound pass to run coast to coast for the game winning layup. The season was not without controversy though, Ervin was in the middle of a brawl against the Wildcats when he took exception to a last minute shot attempt by Greg Hire after the game was decided. This started a fight between the two teams after the game had finished. Ervin also hit Chris Goulding in the crutch during game 2 of the semi-finals. Ervin was suspended for the deciding game 3.

In May 2014 Ervin announced that he would not be returning to Adelaide. In August 2014 the Hawks announced that Ervin signed a 1 year deal, returning to the team where he won league MVP in 2011.

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