Joe Ingles

Joe Ingles has won an NBL championship, a Euroleague championship and now has his eyes on an Olympic medal.

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Position Guard/Forward
Height 2.03m
Weight 118kg
Date of Birth: 2/10/1987
Born: Adelaide
Junior Association: Southern Tigers (SA)


Joe Ingles holds the record for highest scoring debut by an Australian in the NBL with dropping 29 points.


One of only two Australian’s to have won a Euroleague Championship (the other being David Andersen).


Joe Ingles forced his way onto the Australian National team as a 19 year old after an impressive rookie season in the NBL (2006/07).  He’s been a core piece of the team through a number of international tournaments including 2 World Championships (2010, 2014) and 2 Olympic Games. (2008, 2012).


Despite wowing scouts for years with international efforts and performances in the Euroleage Ingles turned down numerous offers to develop his game, most famously when he elected to play Israeli giants Maccabi Tel Aviv instead of the Memphis Grizzlies who offered him NBA court time.


After a brief flirtation with the LA Clippers in the off-season, Ingles has become a solid contributor for the Utah Jazz. He appeared as a starter in more games during his rookie year than any other Australian other than Dante Exum and Andrew Bogut.


Ingles has been the “glue guy” within the Australia Boomers squad in recent years, twice being named Australian International Player of the Year (2009, 2012) and he will be a big part of the Boomers winning their first Olympic medal.


Player Trivia:  Joe Ingles and Dante Exum were forced to be flight attendants during their rookie season after failing to wear their pink backpacks, which featured Disney’s Frozen characters on them to a team training session.


Recent Articles on Joe Ingles


Has Joe Ingles priced himself out of Utah?

Joe Ingles may have the lowest usage rate of any player on the Jazz, but he still finds ways to contribute to the box score and it’s no coincidence that the Jazz’s success has run parallel with Ingles becoming a larger part of the team’s rotation.   Ingles had his best month in March, a period where he averaged 9 points, 4 Continue Reading

Australia’s NBA stars are ready for the playoffs

With San Antonio, Utah and Milwaukee all locking in NBA playoff berths this week, we take a look at the Aussies in their respective lockers rooms.   SAN ANTONIO SPURS Patty Mills has been sensational off the bench for Gregg Popovich’s experienced squad, shooting 41 per cent from behind the three point line while averaging 10 points and 22 minutes Continue Reading

Australian Basketball Players Overseas

Australian Basketball has truly exploded around the world in recent years and many of our best basketball players now play in the NBA, Euroleague and College on a regular basis.   Names like Andrew Bogut, Patrick Mills, Matthew Dellavedova and Joe Ingles are well known within the Australian Basketball community however on our last count we had over 200+ potential Australian Boomers Continue Reading

Can the Boomers become Bronzed Aussies? Australia vs Spain preview

Despite a gut-wrenching loss to Serbia, Australia remains focused on making basketball history – not repeating it.   The Boomers cinderella run through the group stages had the nation believing a chance at a gold medal was possible until their semi-final loss to Serbia which NBA small forward Joe Ingles labelled “pathetic”.   “We’re all very disappointed, it’s not how we Continue Reading

Australian Boomers vs USA Olympic Preview

A demolition of world number five France and then a dismantling of world number six Serbia has the Australian Boomers’ confidence sky high.  The team hasn’t just beaten these two giants, they’ve knocked them over in a way that has everyone talking about being a real medal chance.  Next up is the giant of giants, the United States.   USA Continue Reading

How AIS basketball players are among world’s elite

Now known as the Basketball Australia National Centre of Excellence (CoE), the Australian Institute of Sport basketball program has been the pinnacle of basketball development in Australia.   Aimed at identifying the best talented junior players in the country to develop into players for its national team’s players, the program has been a huge part of Australia’s international success at Continue Reading

Joe Ingles signs 2-year, $4.5 million deal with Utah Jazz

Free agent wing Joe Ingles has signed a 2-year, $4.5 million dollar deal with the Jazz, according to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski.   Ingles came out of nowhere relative obscurity to play 79 games for Utah in his rookie season. He had spent several years overseas in Europe and Israel before coming across to make his NBA debut at 27 Continue Reading

Will Joe Ingles be in a Jazz uniform next season?

Joe Ingles had a breakout rookie season in Utah. With injuries to Alec Burks (shoulder) and Rodney Hood (foot) he ended up starting in 32 of the 79 games.   A virtual unknown at the start of the season to the majority of the league, but at the very least the Utah Jazz must have felt like he was better than Continue Reading

Adrian Hurley (Basketball Legend) Podcast #35

“I think there are fundamental things wrong, basketball is attacking the problems from the wrong end, attacking it from clubs, the micro, when it needs to be attacked from Basketball Australia and the NBL, the macro” – Dr. Adrian Hurley discusses fundamental issues with the current structure of the NBL. Head to iTunes to download this episode on your phone or Continue Reading

The Utah Jazz decision to start Aussie’s Joe Ingles and Dante Exum is paying off

It may not be the starting line-up the Utah Jazz envisioned in October, however as giving more minutes to Australian Boomers teammates Joe Ingles and Dante Exum has resulted in most Jazz wins this season since the Jazz begun suffering a number of player injuries (Alec Burks, Jeremy Evans and Rodney Hood are currently all out). When Joe Ingles was Continue Reading


 Highlights from Joe Ingles 18 point game (rookie season high)