Australian professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Joe has also represents the Australian national team.
Born in the Adelaide suburb of Happy Valley, Ingles played junior basketball for the Southern Tigers and attended Springbank Secondary College, before moving to Canberra as a teenager to be part of the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) basketball program.
After two years in the AIS Basketball program, Ingles was approached by multiple NBL clubs and eventually signed with the South Dragons in 2006. In his first season at the Dragons, Ingles was named NBL Rookie of the Year, and two years later helped them win their maiden NBL Championship. From there he headed overseas and begun the European leg of his career. Ahead of the 2014-15 NBA season Ingles was given his first opportunity in the NBA spending preseason with the LA Clippers. After being waived by the Clippers, Ingles signed with the Utah Jazz. Ingles impressed in his debut season and was offered a multi-year deal, becoming one of Australia’s biggest names in the NBA. In the off season of 2017 Joe signed a 4-year contract to remaining with the Jazz, becoming a key member of their franchise.
Joe is married to former Australian netballer Renae Ingles and in 2016 the couple welcomed their twins Jacob and Milla into the world. The family currently split their time between living in Utah during the NBA season, and Australia (Melbourne) in the NBA off-season.
Joe’s son Jacob was diagnosed with Autism in 2019 and since then Joe and Renae have become advocates for autism awareness, both in Australia and the United States.
Wearing the colours (Green and Gold), the name…it’s just something that you can’t get anywhere else. I love playing in the NBA, I loved playing in Europe, but putting on the Australian colours and the name on the jersey, there’s just really nothing that compares to that.
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