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Cause Of Death Released For Player Who Collapsed On Court, Died

A detail of the net and basket prior to the Georgetown Hoyas playing against the Cincinnati Bearcats during the quaterfinals of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden.

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Earlier this week, a G-League player collapsed on the court of a game and passed away.

Zeke Upshaw, a guard for the Grand Rapids Drive, collapsed in a game against the Long island Nets on Saturday night. Upshaw, 26, was rushed to the hospital.

The former Hofstra player was taken off the court on a stretcher with just under a minute left in the game.

Upshaw passed away on Monday morning.

The cause of death has been determined as "sudden cardiac death," according to ESPN.

A medical examiner has determined Zeke Upshaw, a swingman for the Detroit Pistons' G League affiliate, suffered a "sudden cardiac death" after collapsing on the court.

The Grand Rapids Drive released the following statement about Upshaw's death.

Upshaw, a Chicago native also played for Illinois State for three years before moving on to Hofstra.

He went undrafted and played internationally in Slovenia and Luxembourg. Upshaw appeared in 75 games for the Drive, averaging 7.6 points per game.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. May he rest in peace.