Service held for PC Basketball Legend Marvin Barnes

By: Dee DeQuattro
Email: ddequattro@abc6.com

Twitter: @deedequattro


Friends, family, and fans will say goodbye to Providence College legend Marvin Barnes on Wednesday.

A wake for the famous basketball player will be held at Trinity Church in Providence from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In college he was known for helping lead the PC Friars to the final four in 1973.

The following year Barnes was the second pick in the NBA draft but he chose to play for the St. Louis Spirits of the ABA instead. He later went on to play for the Pistons and the Celtics.

Barnes will be buried in South Carolina.

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