Joseph ‘Joe’ Ingles was awarded a Scholarship within the 2008 Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program and was paired with athlete Member Kevin Bartlett AM as his mentor.
Born on October 2, 1987, south of the central business district of Adelaide in the suburban town of Happy Valley. Joe initially attended Springbank Secondary College in South Australia before transferring to the renowned sporting school of Lake Ginninderra College in the nations capital ACT to further pursue his enthusiasm for basketball. It was here Joe began to rise the ranks of domestic basketball players, where his commitment to training and powerful gameday performances earnt him an invitation to the Australian Institute of Sport in 2005.
Joe went from strength to strength post his inclusion at the AIS. Recruited to the South Dragons of the NBL in 2006, where he was pivotal in the Dragon’s ascent to glory as a 19 year old, achieving the 2007 Rookie of the Year award and the NBL Championship Title in the 2008/9 season. Seeking further development, Joe travelled the world joining European juggernauts CB Grenada, FC Barcelona and Israeli powerhouse Maccabi Tel Aviv between 2009-2014, attaining a number of titles, accolades and silverware along his journey.
With a newly found maturity and reputation as a damaging left handed long range shooter with versatile defensive capabilities, Joe was invited to a Los Angles Clippers training camp in 2014 where he was unfortunately cut from the side just days before the NBA’s season opener. However, Joe was fortuitously recruited months later by fellow NBA team the Utah Jazz, a team he still resides with to this day. The rest is now history.
The 203cm (6’8”) Shooting Forward has thrived in the NBA over the past seven seasons, earning the leagues record for most consecutive games played with over 300 straight for the Jazz and surpassed Utah’s specialist shooter Deron Williams as the organisation’s All-time leader in 3pt shots made.
Joe has played in four Olympic Games, making his debut at Beijing 2008 and came home with a bronze at Tokyo 2020 alongside counterparts Patty Mills, Aron Baynes and Matthew Dellavedova.
- 2005-2006: AIS
- 2006-2009: Melbourne South Dragons (NBL)
- 2009-2010: CB Granada (Spain)
- 2010-2013: FC Barcelona (Spain)
- 2013-2014: Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel)
- 2014-Current: Utah Jazz (USA)
Awards, 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
- 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: London Olympic Games, participant
- 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 (2021): Tokyo Olympic Games – bronze
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