Georgia guard Teshaun Hightower (1) drives against Georgia Tech guard Michael Devoe (0) in the second half at Georgia Tech's McCamish Pavilion on Saturday, December 22, 2018. Georgia won 70-59 over the Georgia Tech. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

Teshaun Hightower will transfer to Tulane

Teshaun Hightower announced his intention to transfer to Tulane on Monday. The former Georgia sophomore point guard made the announcement on Twitter.

Hightower said in March that he intended to transfer from Georgia.

The 6-foot-5, 190-pounder is originally from Lithonia but came to Georgia from Mt. Zion Prep in Baltimore.

Last season, as Georgia went 11-21, 2-16 SEC, Hightower averaged 6.6 points, 1.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 17.4 minutes in 29 games, including 17 startrs, for coach Tom Crean. Over the final eight games of the season, he played 8, 7, 6, 5 and 5 minutes and did not appear in three contests.

As a freshman under Mark Fox, Hightower averaged 3.6 points, 1.4 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 11.1 minutes in 29 games, including three starts.

In his Twitter post Monday, Hightower wrote: “I want to thank God for being loyal. Second I want thank my family for supporting me through out this journey.With that being said.... I couldn’t ride they wave dawg cuz they ain’t talkin bout nun #Greenwave#We the wave.Tulane University”

At Tulane, Hightower will play for coach Ron Hunter, who took over the Green Wave earlier this year after eight seasons at Georgia State.

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