Upstate Underclassman Forward Has Solid Year

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a detailed look at the individual game and the regular season progress of underclassman Jermaine Crumpton of Niagara Falls High School in upstate 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 solid season for first-year head coach Sal Costantino's boy's basketball program.

Crumpton averaged ver seven points and grabbed almost six rebounds per game as he competed for minutes coming off the bench for a very balanced and competitive Niagara Falls High School boy's basketball team.

Jerome improved many aspects of his individual game, impressing Costantino as the season moved along.

Niagara Falls' season came to a heartbreaking end with a loss to Jamestown in the title game of a sectional battle.

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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