Player

Joe Ingles

Utah Jazz DOB: 2 Oct 1987 Height: 203cm Position: Guard/Forward Number: 2

Hometown: Adelaide, SA

Junior Association: Southern Tigers (SA)

Current Club: Utah Jazz (USA)

International Debut: 2007

Biography

Ingles emerged on the scene with a bang, dropping 29 points on his NBL debut with the South Dragons. It was the start of many highlights to come for the then 19-year-old, forcing his way into the Australian Boomers squad for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

The Olympic experience had a positive impact on Ingles, winning the 2009 NBL Championship with the Dragons before a move to Granada in Spain.

An impressive debut season in Spain saw Ingles take on a greater role in the Helloworld Boomers squad for the 2010 FIBA World Championships, averaging more than 10 points per game at 63% shooting from the field.

Once again, Ingles thrived post-tournament, earning a move to Spanish giants FC Barcelona Regal – and it was here the 203cm star came into his own as the Catalan club claimed back-to-back Spanish titles and pushed for Euroleague honours.

The 2012 London Olympic Games saw Ingles announce himself to the world as a star at the international level, leading the Boomers to the quarter finals on the back of 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game, shooting at 63% from the field.

Attracting plenty of interest from the NBA, Ingles elected to see out the final year of his contract with Barcelona and ultimately turned down the American overtures to sign with Israeli giants Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Joining fellow Boomer, Dante Exum, in Utah, Ingles found a firm foothold in the NBA. His 2014 breakout rookie year saw him start in 32 games, averaging 5 points and over 2 assists and rebounds. Ingles continued to flourish with the Jazz and will be aiming to showcase his talents with Australia on the national stage in Rio in August.

A mainstay in the Boomers squad, Ingles was a vital component in the Boomers run in the 2016 Olympic Games. Averaging 7.8 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists, Ingles' NBA experience saw the veteran take his Olympic form back to the USA where the NBA world is beginning to learn his name, with the Utah Jazz swingman leading the entire competition in three-point percentage.

Previous Clubs:

2005-2006 – AIS
2006-2009 – Melbourne South Dragons (NBL)
2009-2010 – CB Granada (Spain)
2010-2013 – FC Barcelona (Spain)
2013-2014 – Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel)
2014-Current- Utah Jazz (NBA)

Major Awards:

Olympic Games: 2008, 2012
FIBA World Championship: 2010
Gaze Medal (International Player of the Year): 2009, 2012
NBL Champion: 2009
NBL Rookie of the Year: 2007
NBL All-Star: 2006, 2008
Spanish League Champion: 2011, 2012

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