With more than 15 years of playing basketball at the top level, Joe Ingles is universally respected for his work both on and off the court. Currently representing the Utah Jazz, Joe is also a leader of the Australian National Side and guided them to their first Olympic medal in 2021.
Originally from Adelaide, South Australia, Ingles played junior basketball for the Southern Tigers and his school, Springbank Secondary College. When the opportunity arose, Ingles made the move to Canberra to be part of the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Basketball program.
After two years at the AIS, Ingles was approached by multiple NBL clubs and eventually signed with the South Dragons in 2006.
In his first season with the Dragons, Ingles was named as 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, playing for clubs across Spain and Israel.
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. Re-signing with the Jazz multiple times, Ingles time at the Jazz includes a stint of 418 straight games and the all-time leader in 3 pointers made.
Alongside his NBA commitments, Ingles continues to make himself available for national duties with the Australian Boomers side. Starting in 2008 with the Olympics, Ingles has now participated in 4 Olympic Games and was a clear leader in 2021 as the Boomers secured their first every Olympic Games medal in Tokyo, a bronze.
Joe is married to former Australian netballer Renae Ingles and in 2016 the couple welcomed their twins Jacob and Milla into the world. Their family grew by one more in 2020 with the birth of Jack.
Joe and Renae’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.
The family currently split their time between living in Utah during the NBA season, and Australia (Melbourne) in the NBA off-season.
Wearing the Green and Gold…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.