Tulane junior guard Teshaun Hightower, who declared for the NBA Draft earlier this month, was arrested and charged with murder over the weekend.
Hightower, 22, is being held without bail at Henry County Jail in McDonough, Georgia.
Teshaun Hightower was scheduled to appear in court on Sunday.
The alleged murder happened on April 8 in Stockbridge, Georgia, according to a Henry County police report. Devante Anthony Long, 24, was shot around 11 a.m. Long died at a local hospital.
Police said there are six men who are “subjects in the homicide investigation,” ESPN reported. Five of the six have been apprehended.
“In addition to Hightower, Jeffrey Hightower, Kelvonie Burney, Tyreek Farmer, Tobias Gresham, and Antonie Gresham are all believed to have been involved in the homicide, according to Georgia’s Henry County Police Department,” CBS Sports reported.
Top Tulane scorer
Teshaun Hightower, the Green Wave’s top scorer in the 2019-20 season (averaging 15.9 points), is also charged with possession of a firearm, aggravated assault, and battery.
He played two seasons for the University of Georgia before transferring to Tulane in 2019. Tulane, an American Athletic Conference school, is located in New Orleans.
Hightower dismissed from team
On Sunday, Teshaun Hightower was kicked off the Tulane men’s basketball team.
“Upon learning of Teshaun’s arrest this afternoon, he was immediately dismissed from the Tulane basketball program,” a Tulane statement declared.
Teshuan Hightower declared for the NBA Draft on April 18, but planned to retain his eligibility.