The funeral for a New Jersey basketball player who died of wounds suffered in Iraq will be held Friday, according to his family.
The family of Derrick Rose said in a statement Friday that the funeral will take place at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Jersey City.
Rose, who played for the New York Knicks from 1997 to 2003, was killed Sunday while on a patrol in Baghdad.
Rose was shot at point guard, a position he had been playing for the Knicks since 2005.
He was born in Brooklyn.
Rose’s mother, Roseanne, told ABC News that she did not want to say anything until the family had received a final report from the military.
She added that she had not received any updates from the U.S. military.
The U.N. said Friday that a U.K.-based military official had told it that the injured American is alive and in a stable condition, but has been unable to give further details.