The Detroit Piston’s G League team, The Grand Rapids Drive, is mourning the loss of one of their players after he collapsed on the court during their last game.

According to ESPN, on Monday it was announced that Zeke Upshaw, 26, had passed two days after collapsing during a game against the Long Island Nets.

The team tweeted a statement from Upshaw’s mother, which stated he died after” continued efforts from the medical team at Spectrum Health” in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The Grand Rapids Drive NBA affiliated team, the Detroit Pistons, also released a statement following Upshaw’s passing and said he had a “warm personality and was a tremendous representative of our organization both on and off the court.”

Upshaw scored 11 points in the teams 101-99 win against the Long Island Nets before collapsing on the court.

According to reports he was playing defense and coming out of a timeout with 49 seconds left on the clock. He was seen stumbling as he chased another player, and moments later was later face down on the court.

Medical officials rushed to his side and he was transported to a nearby hospital. It’s unclear if he regained consciousness.

To honor his memory, the Pistons held a moment of silence during the game against the Lakers Monday night.


We send our condolences to the family of Zeke Upshaw during this difficult time.