NBA G League player under doctors’ care after collapse
ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 26, 2018 06:24 AM
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — An NBA G League player for the Grand Rapids Drive who collapsed on the court near the end of a game with the Long Island Nets is currently under care by doctors.
Team statement on Zeke Upshaw: Zeke was transported to Spectrum Hospital after collapsing on the court in the closing seconds of last night's game and is currently under physicians care. Out of respect to Zeke and his family, further updates will be provided when available.— Grand Rapids Drive (@grdrive) March 25, 2018
Update on Zeke Upshaw: The recent tweets regarding Zeke's passing are incorrect. He remains under the care of physicians at Spectrum Health.— Grand Rapids Drive (@grdrive) March 25, 2018
The Drive said in a news release Sunday (Monday, PHL time) that further updates on Zeke Upshaw’s condition will be provided when available. The team didn’t provide additional details on Upshaw’s condition.
Jewel Upshaw, the player’s mother, told WOOD TV8 in Grand Rapids: “The next 24 hours are critical.”
Team spokeswoman Sarah Jbara told MLive.com that Upshaw tumbled to the floor Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time) with about 50 seconds remaining in the game. He was taken off the court on a stretcher.
The 26-year-old Upshaw scored 11 points to help the Drive earn a playoff spot with the 101-99 victory in the regular-season finale.
Upshaw is in his second season with the Drive. The 6'6" swingman from Chicago played three seasons at Illinois State and finished his college career with a year at Hofstra.