Tulane basketball player charged with murder in Georgia

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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.

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