Ingles was born in Happy Valley, Australia in 1987. He attended the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, where he grew his talent acumen in the game of basketball while following regimented training schedules and rules. On the international level, Ingles has competed in nine tournaments with the Australian National Team, representing his country in the Olympic Games of 2008, 2012 and 2016. At the Rio Games in 2016, Ingles averaged 7.8 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists for the Kangaroos. Ingles is passionate about growing the game of basketball in Australia, and in 2016, he participated in the first Basketball Without Borders event in Australia alongside teammate Dante Exum. You can follow Ingles on Twitter and Instagram (@Joeingles7). Ingles played for the South Dragons from 2006-09 in the National Basketball League in Australia. He was named the NBL Rookie of the Year for the 2006-07 season, where he averaged 15.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. In his final season with the Dragons, Ingles was named to the All-NBL third team. He led the team in three-point baskets (72), was second in assists per game (3.6) and third in scoring (13.1 ppg). Ingles played for the Australian National Team during the 2008 Olympics and the 2010 FIBA World Championships. He also spent time with the Spanish club CB Granada of the Liga ACB. He averaged 13.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.9 assists in the 2009-10 Liga ACB season. Ingles then moved on to EuroLeague, playing from 2010 to 2013 for FC Barcelona before helping Maccabi Tel Aviv to the 2013-14 championship. He started in 13 of Maccabi Tel Aviv's games and averaged 6.4 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.9 assists that season. Ingles was not selected in the 2009 NBA Draft and would sign with a Spanish club, CB Granada of the Liga ACB.