Georgia head coach Tom Crean calls the offense as Teshaun Hightower works against Kennesaw State during the first half Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, in Athens.
Photo: Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
Photo: Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

Hightower leaving UGA basketball team

Georgia basketball coach Tom Crean said attrition is part of transforming a program, and on Monday Teshaun Hightower announced he’s leaving the Bulldogs.

Hightower, a 6-foot-5 guard from Lithonia, scored a season-high 18 points in UGA’s 98-88 win over Texas this season.

 

The Bulldogs lose six seniors from the 2018-19 team that went 11-21 overall and 2-16 in the SEC. Crean has four Top 100 prospects headed to Athens in the 2019 class.

Anthony “Ant Man” Edwards, the top shooting guard in the country, is expected to be part of the April signing period haul. Edwards factors heavily into what figures to be a reloaded backcourt with Jordan Harris and Tyree Crump possibly returning for their senior seasons.

Georgia now awaits the pivotal decision of sophomore forward Nicolas Claxton, who has said he’s exploring his options.

Hightower started 17 of the 29 games he played this season, averaging 6.6 points per game. Hightower did not play in three of the final four games.

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