Joe Ingles

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Not to be confused with Joe Inglis.
Joe Ingles
Joe Ingles.jpg
Ingles with FC Barcelona in 2011
No. 2 – Utah Jazz
Position Small forward / Shooting guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1987-10-02) 2 October 1987 (age 28)
Adelaide, South Australia
Nationality Australian
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 226 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school Lake Ginninderra (Canberra, ACT)
NBA draft 2009 / Undrafted
Playing career 2006–present
Career history
2006–2009 South Dragons
2009–2010 CB Granada
2010–2013 FC Barcelona
2013–2014 Maccabi Tel Aviv
2014–present Utah Jazz
Career highlights and awards
Stats at
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Joseph Howarth "Joe" Ingles (born 2 October 1987) is an Australian professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also represents the Australian national team. Standing at 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m), he primarily plays at the small forward and shooting guard positions, but he is versatile enough to play at the point guard as he often plays a point forward role.

Early life[edit]

Born in the Adelaide suburb of Happy Valley, Ingles played junior basketball for the Southern Tigers. Ingles attended both Lake Ginninderra College and the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra with future Boomers teammate Brad Newley. He played basketball for the AIS in 2005 and 2006. Along with basketball, Ingles also played Australian rules football and cricket in his younger years but gave both sports away to focus on basketball.[1]

Ingles' two basketball goals as a boy were to play for the Adelaide 36ers and Australia. He was highly-sought when he came out of the AIS in 2006, and he subsequently met with the 36ers as a 17 year old, but a couple of Adelaide blunders set him off interstate. Ingles said of the situation, "The minimum salary at the time was $20-$22,000 and while money wasn't a primary concern for me, they offered me a two-year deal at $12,500 per, plus two season tickets." Ingles had several other contract bids to consider, all offering at least the minimum and many of them providing additional incentives. His decision to not sign with the 36ers came when his contract from the club arrived with his name misspelt. It did not leave a glowing impression on Ingles or his family, so he moved his attention to Melbourne.[2]

Professional career[edit]

South Dragons (2006–2009)[edit]

On 17 March 2006, Ingles signed a multi-year deal with the South Dragons of the National Basketball League, becoming the very first player to sign with the club.[3] In the Dragons' debut game, the 18-year-old Ingles made league history by scoring the most points by an Australian on debut – 29, on 11-of-15 shooting from the field. His excellent first season earned him the NBL Rookie of the Year Award.[4] In 34 games in 2006–07, he averaged 15.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game.[5]

In 2007–08, Ingles played in 30 games for the Dragons, averaging 15.4 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game.[5]

In 2008–09, Ingles helped lead the Dragons to the minor premiership while earning All-NBL Third Team honours. He went on to help the Dragons win their maiden NBL championship with a 3–2 grand final series victory over the Melbourne Tigers. However, two months after winning their first title, the club folded due to financial difficulties.[6] In 38 games for the club in 2008–09, Ingles averaged 13.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game.[5]

In 102 games for the Dragons over three seasons, Ingles averaged 14.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game.[5]

Spain (2009–2013)[edit]

In July 2009, Ingles played for the Golden State Warriors during the 2009 NBA Summer League.[7] Later that month, he signed with CB Granada of the Liga ACB.[8]

In July 2010, Ingles re-joined the Golden State Warriors for the 2010 NBA Summer League.[9]

On 15 November 2010, just seven games into the 2010–11 season, Ingles transferred from Granada to FC Barcelona, signing a three-year deal with the club.[10][11] In June 2013, Ingles announced that he would not re-sign with Barcelona for the 2013–14 season.[12]

Maccabi Tel Aviv (2013–2014)[edit]

On 24 July 2013, Ingles signed with Israeli team Maccabi Tel Aviv.[13][14] Ingles and Maccabi, led by coach David Blatt, went on to win the 2013–14 Euroleague championship.

Utah Jazz (2014–present)[edit]

On 29 September 2014, after a strong display with Australia at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, Ingles signed with the Los Angeles Clippers.[15] However, he was later waived by the Clippers on October 25 after appearing in five preseason games.[16] Two days later, he was claimed off waivers by the Utah Jazz, joining Boomers' teammate Dante Exum in the process.[17]

Ingles made his NBA debut for the Jazz on 29 October 2014, appearing in four minutes of action and missing a three-point attempt in a loss to the Houston Rockets.[18] In the next game the following day, he recorded his first two NBA points in a loss to the Dallas Mavericks.[19] Ingles began starting for the Jazz in March 2015, and on March 23, he scored a season-high 18 points in a loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.[20]

On 10 July 2015, Ingles re-signed with the Jazz to a multi-year deal.[21] He began seeing decreased minutes during November 2015, averaging 3.7 points in 12.1 minutes over the first 20 games of the 2015–16 season.[22] On 26 December 2015, he scored a season-high 14 points in a loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.[23] He topped that season high on 17 March 2016 with 15 points and career-high six steals in a 103–69 win over the Phoenix Suns.[24]

National team career[edit]

Ingles defends against the USA's Carmelo Anthony at the 2012 Olympic Games.

At the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games, Ingles made his Olympic debut for the Australian Boomers. In Australia's final match, a 116–85 loss to the United States, Ingles played the entire last quarter of the game, scoring 11 points on 100% shooting from the field, while also recording two rebounds and one assist.

At the 2010 FIBA World Championship, Ingles averaged 10.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.2 assists in six games.[25] At the 2012 London Olympics, Ingles again played well, and was the second-highest scorer for the Boomers after Patty Mills. In six games, Ingles finished with averages of 15.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game. At the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, Ingles averaged 11.4 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.4 assists in six games.[26]

International stats[edit]

Tournament Points per game Rebounds per game Assists per game
2008 FIBA Diamond Ball 5 1.7 0
2008 Olympic Games 4.8 0.6 0.4
2009 FIBA Oceania 19.5 2.5 4
2010 FIBA World Cup 10.3 3 2.2
2011 London Invitational 10.5 3.8 3
2011 FIBA Oceania 7.3 3.3 3.7
2012 Olympic Games 15 5 4.2
2013 FIBA Oceania 9 6 3.5
2014 FIBA World Cup 11.4 3.2 3.4


Career statistics[edit]

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.


Regular season[edit]

2014–15 Utah 79 32 21.2 .415 .356 .750 2.2 2.3 .9 .1 5.0
2015–16 Utah 81 2 15.3 .426 .386 .722 1.9 1.2 .7 .0 4.2
Career 160 34 18.2 .420 .371 .741 2.0 1.7 .8 .1 4.6


Denotes season in which Ingles won the Euroleague
2010–11 Barcelona 15 4 15.7 .462 .233 .727 1.1 1.1 .8 .1 5.0 4.7
2011–12 Barcelona 21 2 13.3 .375 .231 .800 1.7 1.4 .6 .0 4.3 4.4
2012–13 Barcelona 29 16 20.1 .442 .394 .786 2.1 1.1 .4 .1 6.0 5.4
2013–14 Maccabi 30 13 22.9 .476 .417 .697 3.0 2.9 .8 .1 6.4 9.3
Career 95 35 18.5 .443 .349 .755 2.2 1.7 .6 .1 5.6 6.3

Personal life[edit]

Ingles is married to Australian netballer, Renae Ingles.[27] He also holds a British passport.[28]


  1. ^ Utah Jazz’s regular Joe Ingles is anything but ordinary
  2. ^ Joe Ingles still hopes to play for the Adelaide 36ers one day
  3. ^ Dragons make inaugural NBL signing
  4. ^ Dragons' Ingles rookie of the year
  5. ^ a b c d Player statistics for Joe Ingles
  6. ^ NBL champions close their doors
  7. ^ Squad To Play Five Games At NBA Summer League In Las Vegas
  8. ^ Granada inks Joe Ingles
  9. ^ NBA Summer League Rosters – Vegas
  10. ^ Regal FC Barcelona lands Joe Ingles
  11. ^ Barcelona gives Joe Ingles shot at big time
  12. ^ "Joe Ingles won't return to FC Barcelona". 29 June 2013. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  13. ^ "Joe Ingles Signs for Two Years with Maccabi". 24 July 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  14. ^ "Maccabi Tel Aviv announced Joe Ingles". 24 July 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  15. ^ "Clippers Announce 2014-15 Training Camp Roster". 29 September 2014. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  17. ^ Jazz Claim Hamilton and Ingles Off Waivers
  18. ^ Dante Exum lights it up in Utah Jazz NBA debut
  19. ^ Nowitzki, Mavs top Jazz 120-102 in home opener
  20. ^ Joe Ingles 2014-15 Game Log
  21. ^ "Jazz Re-Sign Joe Ingles to Multi-Year Contract". 10 July 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2015. 
  22. ^ Joe Ingles 2015-16 Game Log
  23. ^ Minus Griffin, Clippers beat short-handed Jazz
  24. ^ Ingles scores 15, Jazz beat Suns 103-69
  25. ^ Joe Ingles's profile | 2010 FIBA World Championship
  26. ^ 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup – Joe INGLES
  27. ^ Diamonds star Renae Ingles confident NBA-bound fiance Joe Ingles will be a success
  28. ^ Joe Ingles |

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