Funeral scheduled for Tuesday for Griffin

Services have been set for former basketball star Eddie Griffin, who died last week in Houston of injuries suffered when his sport utility vehicle crashed into a freight train.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First African Baptist Church, 109 Clifton Ave., Sharon Hill, Delaware County.

Griffin, a 6-10 forward, was widely considered the nation's No. 1 scholastic player for Roman Catholic High in 2000, as well as one of the top five in city history.

He played one season at Seton Hall, then for three teams in the NBA. His pro career was marred by numerous personal problems. He was released by Minnesota last March. He had been living in Houston since playing for the Rockets in the 2001-02 season. *

- Ted Silary