Grand Rapids Drive forward Zeke Upshaw died Monday morning after he had collapsed during the team's G League game Saturday against the Long Island Nets at DeltaPlex Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was 26.
The Drive provided a statement from Jewel Upshaw, the Chicago native's mother:
"After continued efforts from the medical team at Spectrum Health, Zeke made his transition at 11:16 a.m. To family, friends, teammates, coaches, fans and confidants, thank you for your prayers and support during this most difficult time."
WOOD TV8 in Grand Rapids reported Upshaw went into cardiac arrest Saturday. A cause of death was not immediately released.
Upshaw played three seasons at Illinois State before moving to Hofstra for his senior season. He went undrafted in 2014.
His professional career included stints with the Helios Suns (Slovenia), Basket Esch (Luxembourg) and the Drive, whom he joined in 2016.
Information from The Bleacher Report contributed to this report.