Joseph ‘Joe’ Ingles is a basketballer and Olympian who was awarded a Scholarship within the 2008 Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program, he was paired with Kevin Bartlett AM as his Mentor.
Joe was born in Happy Valley, South Australia, in 1987, and relocated to Canberra as a teenager to pursue his basketball dreams. Joe impressed in the local league and was invited to the Australian Institute of Sport in 2005.
Joe was recruited by the South Dragons of the NBL in 2006 and was named Rookie of the Year in 2007, before helping the Dragons to the NBL title in 2008/09. He then set off around the world to further develop his game.
Joe joined CB Grenada and FC Barcelona in Spain, before accepting an offer at Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israel. He won various titles and accolades between 2009 and 2014 and attracted the interest of the Los Angeles Clippers in 2014. He didn’t join the Clippers but found a home at fellow NBA team the Utah Jazz as a left-handed long-range shooter with versatile defensive capabilities.
At 203cm, Joe thrived as a Forward in the NBA for many seasons. He broke a record when playing 300 straight games, and surpassed Utah’s specialist shooter Deron Williams as the team’s all-time leader in 3pt shooting.
Joe has represented his country many times and played at four Olympic Games. After years of toil and dedication with the national team, he won a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2021.
Honours & Achievements
- 2007: NBL All-Star
- 2007: NBL Rookie of the Year, winner.
- 2008: Beijing Olympic Games, participant.
- 2008: NBL All-Star.
- 2008: All-NBL Second Team.
- 2008: Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship Holder.
- 2009: Gaze Medal (International Player of the Year), winner.
- 2009: NBL Championship.
- 2009: All-NBL Third Team.
- 2010: FIBA World Championships, round of 16.
- 2011: Spanish League Championship, winner.
- 2011: Spanish Super Cup Championship, winner.
- 2012: Gaze Medal (International Player of the Year), winner.
- 2012: Spanish League Championship, winner.
- 2012: Spanish Super Cup Championship, winner.
- 2012: Catalan League Championship, winner.
- 2014: Euro League Championship, winner.
- 2014: Israeli League Championship, winner.
- 2014: Israeli Cup Championship, winner.
- 2014: FIBA World Championship, round of 16.
- 2016: Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, quarter finalist.
- 2019: FIBA World Cup, lost bronze medal match.
- 2020: Tokyo Olympic Games – bronze.