Report: Tulane guard charged with murder a week after declaring for NBA Draft
Tulane guard Teshaun Hightower has been charged with murder, aggravated assault, battery and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony according to a report from NBC Sports.
According to the report, Hightower is charged in connection to a homicide that occurred in Stockbridge, Georgia on April 8. He is currently being held at the Henry County Jail without bond and was due to appear in court on Sunday morning.
Officers responded to a call about a person being shot on the morning of April 8. According to the police report, there were six individuals thought to be involved with the murder, and five had been arrested. Hightower was taken into custody on April 25.
The reported incident occurred 10 days before Hightower announced his decision to test the NBA Draft waters. In a tweet, Hightower wrote “I will be entering my name in the 2020 NBA Draft while maintaining college eligibility.”
Hightower averaged 15.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. He spent two years at Georgia before transferring to Tulane.