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Gary Ervin joins Dan Boyce on another episode of Aussie Hoopla to walk through his basketball journey and share memories of his time playing in the NBL.
Ervin was the NBL's Most Valuable Player for the 2010–11 NBL season after racking up 20.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game playing for the Wollongong Hawks.
Ervin also spent time with the Townsville Crocodiles and Adelaide 36ers.
Ervin played 112 games in the NBL over four seasons and averaged 16.7 points, 3.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists.
- Gary Ervin on what he's been up to since leaving Australia (2:00)
- New York basketball and the night Ervin scored 30 points in 3 minutes (3:30)
- Playing in the Jordan Classic with LeBron James and Chris Paul (7:00)
- College basketball with Mississippi State and Arkansas (9:30)
- The NBA Draft experience (16:00)
- The G-League and fighting for an NBA spot (19:00)
- Finding his way to Australia and the Wollongong Hawks (22:00)
- Why he loves Australia and his comparing his other experiences playing overseas (28:00)
- Why he wishes he planned his career like Bryce Cotton (30:00)
- An up and down season with the Townsville Crocodiles (31:30)
- The championship that could have been with the Adelaide 36ers (37:00)
- Narrowly losing to the Perth Wildcats in the Grand Final (43:00)
- A return to Wollongong to wrap up his NBL career (45:30)
- Deciding to retire (47:30)
- Information on a Gary Ervin documentary coming out (49:00)
- What teams and players Gary loved to play against while in the NBL (51:00)
- Highlights and learnings from a career as a professional basketball (58:00)
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Listen to our previous interviews with the biggest stars in Australian Basketball, head to Aussiehoopla.com. Check out previous podcasts featuring;
Australian Basketball Legends - Luc Longley, Andrew Gaze, Shane Heal, Mark Bradtke, Leroy Loggins, David Andersen, Andrew Vlahov, Phil Smyth, CJ Bruton, Chris Anstey, Brett Maher, John Rillie, Tony Ronaldson, Damian Martin
Current NBL Stars - Jack White, Dejan Vasiljevic, AJ Ogilvy, Daniel Kickert, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, Bryce Cotton, Chris Goulding, Mitch McCarron, Cam Gliddon, Anthony Drmic, Brad Newley
Our Finest Coaching Minds - Brian Goorjian, Barry Barnes, Joey Wright, Adrian Hurley, Aaron Fearne, Rob Beveridge, Ian Stacker, Shawn Dennis, Dean Vickerman, Trevor Gleeson, Lindsey Gaze, Ken Cole, Will Weaver, Bruce Palmer
NBA Stars Past & Present - Andrew Bogut, Matthew Dellavedova, Stephen Jackson, Randy Livingston, Torrey Craig, Acie Earl, Josh Childress, Reggie Smith, Todd Lichti, Ryan Broekhoff, Doug Overton, Donald Sloan
The NBL's Greatest Imports - Darryl McDonald, Ricky Grace, Derek Rucker, Leon Trimmingham, Scott Fisher, Lanard Copeland, Mike Mitchell, Darnell Mee, Isaac Burton, Adonis Jordan, Shawn Redhage, Willie Farley, Al Green, Corey "Homicide" Williams, Andre Moore, Steve Woodberry, Gary Ervin, Ebi Ere, Doug Overton, Kevin Lisch
And the men who run things - Larry Kestelman, Mal Speed, Paul Maley, Vince Crivelli, Jeremy Loeliger, Chuck Harmison, Jeff Van Groningen, Bob Turner
All that and much more.