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.
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.
Tulane has dismissed Teshaun Hightower from its basketball program, per release.
Hightower was charged with murder in connection with a homicide that occurred earlier this month in Georgia.
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Police identified the man killed as Devante Anthony Long. It was not immediately clear whether Hightower had a lawyer.