Career: MTA (Turkey-TBBL, 1997-99), Barton College (USA-NCAA Div. 1, 1999-2001), Western Illinois (USA-NCAA Div. 1, 2001-2003), Chicago Blaze (USA-NWBL, 2003), Migrosspor (Turkey-TBBL, 2003-04), Beşiktaş (Turkey-TBBL, 2004-05), Ceyhan Belediye (Turkey-TBBL, 2005-06), Beşiktaş (Turkey-TBBL, 2006-07), Mersin Belediye (Turkey-TBBL, 2007-08), Galatasaray (Turkey-TBBL, 2008-11)
Tugba Palazoglu has lightening quickness which means she is a great defensive presence to have on the team. Only two other players at EuroBasket Women 2009 finished with more steals per game and that kind of intensity will remain a real weapon for Turkey. At the offensive end, the speed of Palazoglu can occasionally prove less effective with a heightened risk of turnovers although she can knock down shots, and on her day, can prove to be an ‘X-Factor'. This guard has won a EuroCup Women title with Galatasaray as well as domestic trophies and has been a Turkish League All Star. A late bloomer at the senior National Team level, she didn't play in the Qualifying Round but showed plenty at EuroBasket Women 2009 to highlight why she is likely to be a core member of the team once again.