Zeke Upshaw died on Monday morning, two days after collapsing on the floor during a G-League game on Saturday night.
Jewel Upshaw, his mother, released a statement on Monday morning.
"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 all your prayers and support during this most difficult time. We ask that you respect our privacy at this time. Details of his memorial will be announced at a later date. We'd like to thank the many doctors and nurses at Spectrum Health for their efforts in caring for our son. We'd also like to thank the Grand Rapids Drive for the support they have extended to our family," she wrote.
Upshaw was rushed to the hospital after he lay motionless on the floor with less than a minute to go in the regular-season finale for the G-League's Grand Rapids Drive.
With 49 seconds remaining, Upshaw, 26, was playing defense on an inbounds play when he fell flat on his stomach.
"I immediately knew it was terrible because he wasn't moving," Drive public address announcer Eric Zane told mlive.com. "What was remarkable was how fast a lady came out -- within 10 seconds -- she came sprinting out there with a defibrillator."
It was unclear whether the defibrillator was used, but Upshaw was quickly removed via stretcher before the game continued.
Upshaw, a 6-foot-6 forward, was in his second year with the Drive after going undrafted out of Hofstra. He averaged 8.5 points and 2.3 rebounds for the Drive this season.
--Field Level Media