Nervens was born in Montreal and grew up in Terrebonne. He played in CEGEP at Collège Montmorency, where current Toundra coach Igor Rwigema coached him. He earned his degree in athletic studies and played for Bishops University for three years, before playing for the University of Saskatchewan and then for the Sask Rattlers in the CEBL. His professional career then took him to the CEBL Ottawa Blackjacks, before he was recruited by Igor for the Tundra. He's fast, tough on defense, and likes to pass the ball.