Two of the finest backcourt tandems to perform in Capital Classic history went head to head in the 1992 game, with the U.S. All-Stars seeking out a hardfought 103-101 victory. Baltimore Dunbar High products 6-6 Donta Bright (Massachusetts) and 6-2 Michael Lloyd (Syracuse) combined to score 41 points for the local team, while the U.S. team backcourt duo of Jason Kidd and 6-3 Chris Collins (Duke) tallied 26 points and 14 rebounds. Bright was named Capital MVP and Kidd earned U.S. MVP honors. Each backcourt member showcased his skills. Kidd’s passing and defense wowed the crowd. Collins’ shooting was spectacular. Bright’s aggressive, slashing style and Lloyd’s engineering of the transition game all drew rave reviews. Bright’s availability was in doubt due to a sprained right ankle. While not 100 percent, the injury didn’t curtail his scoring ability as he repeatedly attacked the U.S. defense.
COLONIAL STAR As a Baltimore Prep senior Kwame Evans, from Southern High, was overshadowed by cross-town rivals Michael Lloyd and Donta Bright of Dunbar High. But as a collegian, playing at George Washington University, Evans grabbed the spotlight. In his final collegian campaign, Evans was honored as a first-team All-Atlantic 10 selection. He averaged 18 points per game and established a GWU record with 223 career three-pointers.