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.