Joe Ingles has spent the entirety of his adult life playing basketball all around the world.
Ingles played basketball for the Australian Institute of Sport from 2005 to 2006 before signing to play with the South Dragons of the National Basketball League, the top professional league in Australia and New Zealand. He went on to win the NBL Rookie of the Year Award and later helped the Dragons to the NBL championship for the 2008-09 season. Ingles also played for the Australian national team at the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics.
In 2008 Joe was awarded a Scholarship within the Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship & Mentoring Program and paired with Sport Australia Hall of Fame Member Andrew Gaze as his Mentor.
Starting in 2009, Ingles played professionally for two of the most well-known teams in Europe – FC Barcelona (2010–13) and Maccabi Tel Aviv (2013–14) before signing with the LA Clippers in 2014. He was waived by the Clippers just before the season, and two days later the Jazz claimed him off of waivers.
The rest is history.
Ingles quickly established himself as one of the top 3-point shooters in franchise history, as well as a fan and community favourite. He has also played in more than 300 consecutive games – the longest current streak in the NBA.
Ingles was born on October 2, 1987 in Adelaide, Australia. He’s married to Renae Ingles, a professional Australian netballer, and they have twins – a girl, Milla, and a boy, Jacob – who were born in 2016.
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Last updated 25/08/2020