Teshaun Hightower to transfer from UGA
Teshaun Hightower, a sophomore guard, has announced his decision to transfer from UGA. Hightower made the announcement Monday via his Twitter account.
I want to thank you for a great two years, Athens will always have a special place in my heart. I have grown tremendously throughout my journey in Athens. My teammates will allows be my brothers, It has been a pleasure. God Bless.🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/CmBPa7OcF9
— Teshaun Hightower (@TeshaunTh) March 18, 2019
Teshaun Hightower (6-5, 190) committed to the Georgia Bulldogs and former head coach Mark Fox back in January of 2017. He then signed with UGA the following April.
In his freshman season, Hightower played in 29 games, started three times, and played 322 total minutes. He was 35-of-93 from the field (.376), 12-of-41 from three-point range (.293), and scored 105 points, which was an average of 3.5 points per game.
This season under new head coach Tom Crean, Teshaun Hightower played in 29 games and started 17 times. He saw his playing time dwindle as the season came to a close, and didn’t play in three of the final four games.
Hightower was 63-of-157 from the field (.401), a slight increase over last season, and only 23-of-81 (.284) from three-point range, which was a decrease from 2017-18.
There will possibly be more attrition for the Bulldogs. Forward Jojo Toppins, who Crean signed with Mark Fox in November of 2017, did not play in 14 of the last 19 games this season.
“I think attrition is part of the game,” Tom Crean said. “From college football, college baseball, coulee basketball, women’s basketball.”
Georgia could also lose sophomore Charles Claxton to the NBA. Claxton (6-11, 220) was named Second Team All-SEC and led the Bulldogs this season in scoring (13 ppg), rebounds (8.6), blocked shots (81), and steals (34).