Upstate Underclassman Forward Working Hard

Reporter Mike Sullivan takes a free look at the individual game and progress of talented upstate underclassman Jermaine Crumpton of Niagara Falls High School in 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, is hoping to grow more and gain strength, helping him to compete against the bigger bodies near the rim.

He hopes for a summer filled with improvements too in his skill level. He has gotten off to a tremendous start this spring by being named the most valuable player in a recent all star game.

Crumpton produced 23 points and showed the ability to score in traffic against some hefty competition. In addition, he hauled down 12 rebounds.

Previously, Jermaine averaged seven points and six rebounds per contest as he came off the bench for a very balanced and competitive Niagara Falls High School boy's basketball team.

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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