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NBA draft entrant charged with murder

Tulane guard Teshaun Hightower

TULSA, OK - FEBRUARY 25: Tulane Green Wave Guard Teshaun Hightower (5) dribbles during a college basketball game between the Tulsa Golden Hurricane and the Tulane Green Wave on February 25, 2020, at the Reynolds Center in Tulsa, OK. (Photo by David Stacy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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Tulane guard Teshaun Hightower declared for the NBA draft about a week ago.

He has since been charged with murder.

Rob Dauster of NBC Sports:

Teshaun Hightower has been charged with murder, aggravated assault, battery and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony in connection with a homicide that occurred on April 8th in Stockbridge, Georgia.

No bond is listed for Hightower, who is currently an inmate at Henry County Jail, according to jail records.

Hightower is obviously not the first high-level basketball player charged with murder. But this is a jaw-dropping development.