DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Seth VanDeest scored 19 points, including two straight baskets in the closing minutes, to lead Drake to a 72-69 victory over North Carolina Central on Wednesday night.
VanDeest's layup with 1:36 remaining gave the Bulldogs (5-5) a 68-66 lead, and he added another basket with 47 seconds left to make it a four-point game.
A 3-pointer by Stanton Kidd brought NC Central within 70-69 with 31 seconds left, but after Richard Carter hit two free throws for Drake with 11 seconds left, two 3-point attempts from the Eagles (5-6) in the final 3 seconds were off the mark.
Ben Simons added 16 points for Drake, which hit 10 of 21 3-point attempts. Carter had 13 points and five assists.
Kidd and Jeremy Ingram each had 23 points for NC Central, which was playing for the first time in 15 days.
Colin Kaepernick was given an opportunity by the NFL to work out in front of NFL scouts, but decided to change locations after his camp determined the league didn’t create “a transparent and open process.”
The Redskins, who sent a scout to attend the league-organized practice, made it to the other facility in time to watch him play, according to USA TODAY.
The NFL released a statement shortly after, expressing disappointment in Kaepernick’s decision.
Some scouts had already arrived at the Atlanta Falcons’ practice facility where the workout was scheduled to start at 3 p.m. when Kaepernick’s lawyers announced the venue change. Instead, the session was held at Charles Drew High School, which is about an hour away from the Falcons’ facility.
At least one Redskins scout made the trip anyway. Washington’s quarterback situation is muddled with rookie Dwayne Haskins making just his second career start Sunday while Alex Smith continues rehabbing from a leg injury that may never allow him to play football again.
Nevertheless, the team did its due diligence and is in Atlanta to see what Kaepernick still has in the tank.
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Once again Cam Sims has been brought onto the Redskins active roster from the practice squad ahead of Week 11.
The Redskins made the move to bring back the wide receiver a day before their home contest against the New York Jets. The 23-year-old had been on the practice squad since Oct. 22 after he was waived earlier in the year.
Sims, one of the many Alabama products on the Redskins, joins the 53-man roster for the second time in 2019. He played two snaps in the Redskins' Week 5 loss to the New England Patriots.
A miraculous debut in the 2018 preseason instantly made Sims a fan-favorite. Yet that success has not translated at all in games that matter. Three snaps are all the young WR has garnered in his two years with the Redskins. He's had more transaction shuffling between the practice squad, the injured reserve and the active roster than on the field.
However, three total snaps are not nearly enough to judge the potential upside of Sims. Washington's receiving corps has struggled this season and are looking for answers for the remainder of this season and beyond.
In a corresponding move, the Redskins released linebacker Tanner Vallejo.
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