Tulane basketball player Teshaun Hightower charged with murder in Georgia

FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, Georgia guard Teshaun Hightower plays against Vanderbilt in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, in Nashville, USA. Hightower, now Tulane University’s leading scorer, was booked into jail Saturday April 25, 2020, on multiple charges, including murder and aggravated assault, Henry County Jail records show. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, FILE)

By Associated Press

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — A Tulane University basketball player who recently declared for the NBA draft has been charged in a Georgia slaying.

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Henry County Jail records show 22-year-old Teshaun Hightower was booked into jail Saturday on multiple charges, including murder and aggravated assault. Hightower is a junior guard who led the Green Wave in scoring last season.

Tulane officials say Hightower has been dismissed from the basketball program. Henry County police said in a Facebook post that he was one of six people wanted in connection with an April 8 homicide in Stockbridge.

Police identified the man killed as Devante Anthony Long. It was not immediately clear whether Hightower had a lawyer.