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Tulane basketball player charged with murder in Georgia

Tulane basketball player charged with murder in Georgia
Posted at 8:49 AM, Apr 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 10:49:56-04

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.

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