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Joseph Tugler

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: PFFROM: HoustonHT: 6-7WT: 230
BORN: NAYEAR: FrWING: 7-4REACH: NA

Draft Notes

Tugler is a big, burly, strong power forward who impacts both ends of the floor. He’s a junkyard dog type of player who does all the dirty work and has a big impact on the game, even if he’s not scoring the ball.

He’s a very active defender who can guard in space, hold his own in the post and protect the rim. He’s a bit undersized in terms of height but has a lot of strength and a massive 7-4 wingspan. He also gets off the floor well and can shut down the rim.

His activity shows up on offense with his high work rate, setting screens, diving to the rim and crashing the offensive glass. He has good touch around the rim and flashes some face-up ability.

Tugler runs the floor really well and is an overall mobile, active and impactful player who should start getting more draft attention.


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Draft Projection

second round pick in the 2025 NBA Draft or 2026 NBA Draft

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  5. Omaha Biliew – 6-7 – Iowa State
  6. Joseph Tugler – 6-7 – Houston
  7. Asa Newell – 6-9 – Georgia
  8. Aiden Sherrell – 6-11 – Alabama
  9. Michael Nwoko – 6-9 – Miami
  10. Mark Mitchell – 6-8 – Duke
  11. Derik Queen – 6-9 – Maryland
  12. Ian Schieffelin – 6-9 – Clemson
  13. Qin Pang – 6-9 – Queens, NY (China)
  14. Sean Stewart – 6-8 – Duke
  15. Mohamed Diakite – 6-10 – France
  16. Jayden Williams – 6-9 – OTE (Snellville, GA)
  17. James Brown – 6-8 – UNC
  18. Taylor Bowen – 6-9 – Florida State
  19. RJ Jones – 6-7 – Virginia Tech
  20. Jalen Washington – 6-9 – North Carolina
  21. Amani Hansberry – 6-8 – Illinois
  22. A.J. Casey – 6-8 – Miami
  23. Zach Clemence – 6-10 – UC Santa Barbara