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Eddie Griffin (basketball)

American basketball player

Eddie Jamaal Griffin (May 30, 1982 – August 17, 2007) was an American professional basketball player. He last played for the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves.[1] Months later, he was killed in a car crash. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Eddie Griffin
Power forward / Center
Personal information
Born(1982-05-30)May 30, 1982
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DiedAugust 17, 2007(2007-08-17) (aged 25)
Houston, Texas
High schoolRoman Catholic
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
CollegeSeton Hall (2000–2001)
NBA Draft2001 / 7th overall
Selected by the New Jersey Nets
Pro career2001–2007
Career history
2001–2003Houston Rockets
2004–2007Minnesota Timberwolves
Career highlights and awards
2001–02 NBA All-Rookie Second Team
Stats at


  1. "Timberwolves waive Griffin". 2007-03-13. Retrieved 2007-03-14.

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Preceded by
Troy Bell
Big East basketball Rookie of the Year
Succeeded by
Chris Thomas