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Joe Ingles
Ingles with the Utah Jazz in 2018
No. 2 – Utah Jazz
Small forward / Shooting guard
Personal information
Born 2 October 1987 (1987-10-02) (age 33)
Adelaide, South Australia
Nationality Australian
High school
  • Pasadena (Adelaide, South Australia)
  • Lake Ginninderra (Canberra, ACT)
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
NBA Draft 2009 / Undrafted
Pro career 2006–present
League NBA
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
  • EuroLeague champion (2014)
  • Israeli League champion (2014)
  • Israeli Cup champion (2014)
  • 2× Spanish League champion (2011, 2012)
  • 2× Spanish Supercup champion (2011, 2012)
  • Catalan League champion (2012)
  • NBL champion (2009)
  • 2× NBL All-Star (2006, 2008)
  • All-NBL Third Team (2009)
  • All-NBL Domestic Players Second Team (2008)
  • NBL Rookie of the Year (2007)
  • 2× Gaze Medal winner (2009, 2012)

Joseph Howarth 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. He primarily plays at the small forward and shooting guard positions. He is the Utah Jazz all-time leader in 3 pointers made.

Early life

Born in the Adelaide suburb of Happy Valley, Ingles played junior basketball for the Southern Tigers and attended Springbank Secondary College (then called Pasadena High School). Ingles attended both Lake Ginninderra College and the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra with future Boomers teammates Brad Newley and Patty Mills. 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 up both sports to focus on basketball.

Ingles' two basketball goals as a boy were to play for the Adelaide 36ers and Australia. He was highly sought after 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 first name misspelt as "Joesph". It did not leave a glowing impression on Ingles or his family, so he moved his attention to Melbourne.

Professional career

South Dragons (2006–2009)

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. 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. In 34 games in 2006–07, he averaged 15.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game.

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

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. In 38 games for the club in 2008–09, Ingles averaged 13.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game.

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

Europe (2009–2014)

Joe Ingles
Ingles with FC Barcelona, 2011

In July 2009, Ingles signed with Spanish club CB Granada of the Liga ACB. In November 2010, Ingles transferred from Granada to FC Barcelona, signing a three-year deal with the club. In his first career game with FC Barcelona, Ingles recorded 10 points and 2 steals in a 80–87 loss to the Caja Laboral. In June 2013, Ingles announced that he would not re-sign with Barcelona for the 2013–14 season.

On 24 July 2013, Ingles signed with Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv. Ingles and Maccabi, led by head coach David Blatt, went on to win the 2013–14 EuroLeague championship.

Utah Jazz (2014–present)

2014–15 season

After spending preseason with the Los Angeles Clippers, Ingles was acquired by the Utah Jazz on 27 October 2014. Ingles made his NBA debut two days later, playing four minutes but only had a missed three-point attempt in a loss to the Houston Rockets. A day later, he recorded his first two NBA points in a loss to the Dallas Mavericks. Ingles began starting for the Jazz in March 2015, and on 23 March, he scored a season-high 18 points in a loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

2015–16 season

On 10 July 2015, Ingles re-signed with the Jazz to a multi-year contract. On 26 December 2015, he scored a season-high 14 points in a loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. 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.

2016–17 season

On 14 November 2016, Ingles scored a career-high 20 points in a 102–96 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. He topped that mark on 8 December 2016, scoring 21 points while hitting a career-high five 3-pointers in a 106–99 loss to the Golden State Warriors. In Game 4 of the Jazz's first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers on 23 April 2017, Ingles had a career-high 11 assists in a 105–98 win that tied the series at 2–2. In 2016–17, Ingles recorded the best three-point percentage (.441) by a Jazz player since Kyle Korver set an NBA record (.536) in 2009–10, and became the first Jazz player in franchise history to shoot at least .441 from beyond the arc with at least 270 attempts.

2017–18 season

On 25 July 2017, Ingles re-signed with the Jazz to a multi-year contract. Ingles was a starter for the entire first half of the season before coming off the bench for the first time on 19 January 2018 against the New York Knicks. A day later, in a 125–113 win over the Los Angeles Clippers, Ingles scored a career-high 21 points, reaching the 20-point mark for just the third time in his career. On 30 January 2018, he hit a career-high six 3-pointers and scored 20 points in a 129–99 win over the Golden State Warriors. On 9 February 2018, he set a new career high with 23 points in a 106–94 win over the Charlotte Hornets. Two days later, he had a 24-point effort in a 115–96 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. On 24 February 2018, in a 97–90 win over the Dallas Mavericks, Ingles played in his 200th straight game for the Jazz and finished with 12 points and eight assists. He recorded his 150th 3-pointer of the season during the game, trailing only Randy Foye (178) and Rodney Hood (161) for most 3-pointers in a single season for a Jazz player. On 7 March 2018, he recorded the first double-double of his NBA career with 11 points and 10 assists in a 104–84 win over the Indiana Pacers. On 17 March 2018, he recorded 14 points, nine assists and seven rebounds in a 103–97 win over the Sacramento Kings. Ingles made three 3-pointers to push his season total to 179, breaking the Jazz record of 178 set by Foye during the 2012–13 season. Five days later, in a 119–112 win over the Mavericks, Ingles had 18 points and 10 assists, equaling his career high. On 5 April 2018, in a 117–95 win over the Clippers, Ingles became the first Jazz player to make 200 3-pointers in a season. Three days later, he had 22 points on 9-of-12 shooting along with 10 assists in a playoff-clinching 112–97 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. In Game 3 of Utah's first-round playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Ingles scored 21 points, as the Jazz took a 2–1 lead in the series with a 115–102 win. The Jazz went on to win the series in six games. In Game 2 of the Jazz's second-round series against the Houston Rockets, Ingles scored a career-high 27 points with a career-best seven 3-pointers in a 116–108 win, helping Utah tie the series at 1–1.

2018–19 season

On 19 October 2018, Ingles scored 27 points with seven 3-pointers in a 124–123 loss to the Golden State Warriors. On 2 November, he scored 19 points and became the seventh Jazz player with 500 3-pointers in a 110–100 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. On 9 November, he matched his career high with 27 points and added a season-best seven assists to help the Jazz beat the Boston Celtics 123–115. His five 3-pointers moved him ahead of Deron Williams (511) on Utah's career list. On 28 November, in a 101–91 win over the Brooklyn Nets, Ingles made his 530th 3-pointer, tying Darrell Griffith for fourth on Utah's career list. On 6 February 2019, he had a career-high 11 assists in a 116–88 win over the Phoenix Suns. On 4 March, he matched his career high with 11 assists in a 115–112 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. On 27 March, he recorded a career-high 14 assists to go with 11 points and nine rebounds in a 115–100 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. On 3 April, he tied a career high with 27 points on six 3-pointers in a 118–97 win over the Suns.

2019–20 season

On October 21, 2019, Ingles agreed to a 1-year $14 million extension with the Jazz that will keep him under contract through 2021–22.

2020–21 season

On January 8, 2021, Ingles missed a game due to an Achilles injury which ended his streak of 418 consecutive games played. This streak included 384 regular season games and 34 playoff games. His last missed game was on December 16, 2015. On January 29, Ingles knocked down his 846th 3-pointer, surpassing John Stockton for the most three pointers made in franchise history. On April 17, Ingles had 20 points and a career-high-tying 14 assists in a 115–127 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. He finished as the runner-up for NBA Sixth Man of the Year behind Jazz teammate Jordan Clarkson.

National team career

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. 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.

International stats

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
2016 Olympic Games 7.8 3.1 3.2
2019 FIBA World Cup 10.5 6.1 5.6

Source: FIBA.com

Career statistics

Legend
  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

NBA

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
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
2016–17 Utah 82 26 24.1 .452 .441 .735 3.2 2.7 1.2 .1 7.1
2017–18 Utah 82 81 31.4 .467 .440 .795 4.2 4.8 1.1 .2 11.5
2018–19 Utah 82 82 31.3 .448 .391 .707 4.0 5.7 1.2 .2 12.1
2019–20 Utah 72 45 29.7 .445 .399 .787 3.9 5.2 .9 .2 9.8
2020–21 Utah 67 30 27.9 .489 .451 .844 3.6 4.7 .7 .2 12.1
Career 545 298 25.8 .453 .414 .767 3.3 3.8 1.0 .2 8.8

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017 Utah 11 11 30.3 .403 .366 .667 3.7 3.3 2.0 .5 6.5
2018 Utah 11 11 34.7 .471 .455 .647 4.4 3.4 .5 .2 14.5
2019 Utah 5 5 30.1 .324 .276 - 4.8 5.0 2.2 .0 6.4
2020 Utah 7 7 33.4 .407 .350 1.000 3.4 4.7 .6 .1 9.1
2021 Utah 11 6 27.8 .494 .414 .769 3.1 3.5 .6 .0 10.2
Career 45 40 31.3 .439 .392 .733 3.8 3.8 1.1 .2 9.8

EuroLeague

Denotes season in which Ingles won the EuroLeague
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
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

Ingles is married to Australian netballer Renae Ingles; the couple have twins, a boy and a girl, born in the northern hemisphere summer of 2016. Ingles's son, Jacob, was diagnosed with autism in 2019, and Ingles has since been an advocate for autism awareness. He also holds a British passport. He is a keen supporter of the Hawthorn Football Club in the Australian Football League, and is a good friend of former Hawk Jarryd Roughead.

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