U.S. All-Stars 124, Capital All-Stars 121 OT
RECORD BREAKER U.S. Works O.T. as Bullock Sets Mark with 40 Points
In one of the most contested and physical Capital Classic games, many stars shined, but one stood above the rest. Laurel Baptist Academy’s Louis Bullock (Michigan) established a Capital Classic record with 40 points, eclipsing Michael Smith’s 33 points from the 1990 game. “You could see it coming all week – he (Bullock) was not missing in practice,” said Capital All-Star Michael Gill (California). “When he hit his first couple of shots, I knew it was going to be that kind of night. I have seen him do it before.” Despite Bullock’s efforts, the Capitals were unable to hold off the U.S. All-Stars who were 124-121 overtime victors and were bolstered by Antawn Jamison’s 14 fourth quarter points and game-winning basket in overtime. Jamison was named the U.S All-Star’s Most Valuable Player scoring 29 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. Jamison (North Carolina) went on to be named All-Atlantic Coast Conference as a freshman and the Naismith Player-of-the-Year as a junior. The 1995 Naismith Prep Player-of-the-Year, Ron Mercer, scored 18 points for the U.S. All-Stars. The talented swingman was regarded as the top prep player in the nation and helped Kentucky to the 1996 NCAA title, scoring 20 points in the championship game against Syracuse.