Basketball player, Teshaun Hightower charged with murder

Basketball player, Teshaun Hightower charged with murder

22-year-old Tulane basketball player, Teshaun Hightower has been arrested and charged with murder in Georgia days after he declared for the NBA Draft.

According to The Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate, Teshaun Hightower was charged with murder, aggravated assault, battery, and possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of/or attempt to commit certain felonies.

The charges come from his alleged role in a murder that took place on April 8 in Stockbridge, Georgia.

No bond is listed for Hightower, but he is currently being held in the Henry Country Jail in McDonough, Georgia, according to court records.

Hightower has played one season for Tulane after transferring form Georgia. He declared for the NBA Draft on April 18, ten days after the alleged murder took place. He has since been dismissed from the program.

In related development, 19-year-old daughter of legendary boxer, Floyd Mayweather, Iyanna "Yaya" Mayweather faces between 5 and 99 years behind bars, according to court documents obtained.

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