Tulane guard Teshaun Hightower has been arrested and charged with murder, among other counts, in connection with an April 8 shooting in Stockbridge, Ga.
Hightower — a native of Lithonia, Ga., who transferred to Tulane after playing two seasons at the University of Georgia — was arrested at roughly 9:50 p.m. ET in connection with the shooting of Devante Anthony Long, 24, who later died at the hospital.
Per a Henry County Police Facebook post, Hightower is one of six suspects connected with the shooting. He was held without bail in the Henry County Jail on Sunday and charged with felony murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and battery.
Tulane, upon learning of Hightower’s arrest, immediately dismissed him from the program’s basketball team. He is no longer listed on the team’s roster. Hightower led the Green Wave in 2019-20 with 15.9 points per game, adding 4.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. Hightower announced on April 18 — 10 days after the Long shooting — that he would declare for the NBA, though he had one year of eligibility remaining.
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