1996

U.S. All-Stars 126, Capital All-Stars 110

LOOK OUT BELOW! Here Comes Benjamin and Bibby!

An aerial assault by the United States All-Stars held the Nate James-led Capital All-Stars off in the fourth quarter to give the team from out of town a 126-110 victory before 10,234 fans. U.S. All-Stars Corey Benjamin and Mike Bibby connected on several spectacular plays including two incredible alley-oop passes which brought the USAir Arena crowd to their feet. Bibby, who led Arizona to the 1997 NCAA National championship, finished the game with nine assists and Benjamin scored 24 points to earn the Most Valuable Player Award for the U.S. All-Stars. The Capital All-Stars were led by 6-foot-6 Nate James (Duke) and 6-4 guard Tony Stanley (Dayton). James tallied 22 points despite being hampered by a sprained ankle. Stanley tied a Capital Classic record by making six three-pointers and finished with 20 points. “The sky is the limit for Benjamin – literally,” said Capital All-Stars coach Kendall Hayes of Potomac High School. “For a kid who jumps like he does and also has a jumper; what can you do? Each guy wants to showcase his offensive ability and the players know that. It’s fun.”

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Mike Bibby #10 going up for the dunk (1997 program)

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Nate James #32 shoots knocks down the jumpshot

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1996 U.S. All Star MVP Corey Benjamin takes to the air for two of his 24 points