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Grand Rapids Drive's Landry Nnoko Named 2017-18 NBA G League Defensive Player of the Year

April 4, 2018 - NEW YORK - Grand Rapids Drive center Landry Nnoko has been named the 2017-18 NBA G League Defensive Player of the Year. He earned the honor in a vote by the league's 26 head coaches and general managers. Nnoko (6-10, 250, Clemson) ranked second in the NBA G League in rebounds per game (11.5) and fourth in blocked per game (2.06). He anchored a Drive defense that finished third in the league in opponents' points per game (102.8), fourth in defensive rating (102.5) and fifth in opponents' field goal percentage (44.5). In... Full Story

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Detroit Pistons Memorialize the Basketball Career of Zeke Upshaw with Honorary Call-Up

March 29, 2018 - DETROIT, Mich. - Detroit Pistons General Manager Jeff Bower announced today that the team is memorializing the basketball career of Zeke Upshaw by executing an honorary call-up that coincides with tonight's game vs. Washington. "Zeke was a special player for the Grand Rapids Drive and as the G League affiliate for our organization, many of our staffers had the opportunity to spend time with this terrific young man," Bower said. "His spirit and commitment on and off the court embodied all the traits we look for in players ... Full Story

Grand Rapids Drive Mourns the Passing of Zeke Upshaw

March 26, 2018 - GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Grand Rapids Drive today mourns the passing of forward Zeke Upshaw. The 26-year-old passed away earlier today at Spectrum Heath with family by his side. Upshaw collapsed to the court with 40 seconds remaining in the Drive's victory over Long Island on Saturday night and was transported to the hospital. With privacy and respect for the Upshaw family, no other medical information will be disseminated. "The entire Grand Rapids Drive family is mourning the tragic loss of Zeke Upshaw," said Steve J... Full Story

Statement from Family of Zeke Upshaw

March 26, 2018 - GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The following is a statement from Jewel Upshaw, mother of Zeke Upshaw: "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 effor... Full Story

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Grand Rapids Drive Minor League Basketball

League: NBA G League
Home: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Class: Men's
Website: Grand Rapids Drive site
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Fri., Mar 30
Grand Rapids 88 at Raptors 905 92 (Playoff) Final
Sat., Mar 24
Long Island 99 at Grand Rapids 101 Final
Fri., Mar 23
Greensboro 97 at Grand Rapids 116 Final
Tue., Mar 20
Grand Rapids 104 at Windy City 93 Final
Sat., Mar 17
Westchester 89 at Grand Rapids 91 Final
Thu., Mar 15
Erie 102 at Grand Rapids 112 Final
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