In an incident extremely similar to the one Reggie Lewis was involved in back in 1993, a G-League player for the Grand Rapids Drive -- the sister team of the Detroit Pistons -- suddenly collapsed yesterday towards the end of the game in a matchup with the Long Island Nets.
Zeke Upshaw was immediately taken to hospital after collapsing with a minute to go in the fourth quarter in the final game of the regular season, being taken off the court on a stretcher.
It was later revealled by Peter J. Wallner of MLive.com that Upshaw "was in cardiac arrest and was last reported to be in critical condition."
Sarah Jbara, director of media relations for the team, was unsure of Upshaw's condition as he headed off the court on the stretcher, and informed the public in a news release later on that updates would be made available as they came out.
Prior to the collapse, the 26-year-old scored 11 points in a crucial 101-99 win that guaranteed the Drive a G-League playoff spot.
Upshaw, who plays shooting guard and small forward, and stands at 6'6, was averaging 8.5 points and 2.3 rebounds per contest over 41 games for the Drive.