Zeke Upshaw, 26, dies two days after collapsing in G-League game

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.

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GRAND RAPIDS, MI - NOVEMBER 3: Zeke Upshaw #13 of the Grand Rapids Drive poses for a head shot during the NBA D-League media day on November 3, 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Dennis Slagle/NBAE via Getty Images)
PORTLAND, ME - NOVEMBER 20: Zeke Upshaw #13 of the Grand Rapids Drive makes a 3-point shot against the Maine Red Claws on November 20, 2016 at the Portland Expo in Portland, Maine. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Rich Obrey/NBAE via Getty Images)
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - DECEMBER 23: Zeke Upshaw #13 of the Grand Rapids Drive looks to pass the ball against the Maine Red Claws at the DeltaPlex Arena on December 23, 2016 in Walker, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Allison Farrand/NBAE via Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - DECEMBER 22: Zeke Upshaw #13 of the Grand Rapids Drive shoots a foul shot against the Long Island Nets during an NBA D-League game on December 22, 2016 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - OCTOBER 26: Zeke Upshaw #3 of the Grand Rapids Drive poses for a head shot during the NBA G-League media day at the DeltaPlex Arena on October 26, 2017 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Dennis Slagle/NBAE via Getty Images)
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - DECEMBER 23: Zeke Upshaw #13 of the Grand Rapids Drive goes up for a rebound against the Maine Red Claws at the DeltaPlex Arena on December 23, 2016 in Walker, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Allison Farrand/NBAE via Getty Images)
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - MARCH 23: Zeke Upshaw #0 of the Grand Rapids Drive during the game against the Greensboro Swarm at the DeltaPlex Arena on March 23, 2018 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Dennis Slagle/NBAE via Getty Images)
LAKELAND, FL - FEBRUARY 24: Zeke Upshaw #0 of the Grand Rapids Drive shoots the ball during the game against the Lakeland Magic on February 24, 2018 at RP Funding Center in Lakeland, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Gary Bassing/NBAE via Getty Images)
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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

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