Upstate Forward Has Solid Season

Reporter Mike Sullivan takes a free look at the individual game and regular season successes of upstate underclassman Jerome Crumpton of Niagara Falls High School (Niagara Falls, New York) ...

Jermaine Crumpton, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound small forward/power forward from Niagara Falls High School in Niagara Falls, New York, had a very good season coming off the bench for first-year head coach Sal Costantino's boy's basketball program.

Crumpton scored over seven points and hauled down almost six rebounds per game as he competed effectively for minutes on a very balanced and successful Niagara Falls High School team.

Jerome made progress in many parts of his individual game too, working hard also in practice to impress his coach.

While Niagara Falls' boy's basketball season came to a tough end with a loss to Jamestown in the title game of a sectional battle, Jerome showed he is going to be a player division one college programs will take a look at in the future.

DESCRIPTION OF JEROME CRUMPTON'S INDIVIDUAL GAME:

Crumpton is a tough rebounder on both ends of the floor. He works very hard near the basket and has been improving each month.

PREVIOUSLY REPORTED:

He produced 10 points and helped his team on the glass in a a victory over Grand Island High School.

In addition, Crumpton scored 17 points and grabbed 16 rebounds in a win over Canisius of Buffalo, New York, 77-58.

Crumpton also had seven points and grabbed six rebounds. "He took two huge charges for us at key times of the game," said Costantino, pointing out several valuable aspects of Jermaine's game.

WHAT HEAD COACH SAL COSTANTINO THINKS OF JERMAINE CRUMPTON'S INDIVIDUAL GAME:

"Jerome works very hard on his individual game," said Costantino. "He does a great job on the glass and excels in transition. He's a gymrat, spends a lot of time in the gym working on his game."


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