According to the Westchester County Medical Examiner's Office, an autopsy was to be conducted Monday evening. The 35-year-old was standing near the free throw line when he collapsed backward, hit his head on the concrete outdoor court at Gardella Park and stopped moving, a witness told Gannett.
Police responded to the emergency call at 8:50 p.m. within six minutes. Sauer was pronounced dead at 9:36 p.m. at White Plains Hospital.
Sauer was born in St. Louis and was raised in Pittsburgh. He starred at Shady Side Academy. He was a team captain on Stanford's 1998 Final Four team as a junior.
Sauer's father, Mark, was president of the Pittsburgh Pirates for five years during a successful run in the early 1990s. He later served as team president and CEO of the St. Louis Blues.