Upstate Forward Worth Watching This Summer

Reporter Mike Sullivan takes a look at upstate underclassman Jermaine Crumpton, who is coming off a solid season for Sal Costantino's Niagara Falls High School basketball team ...

Jermaine Crumpton, a 6-foot-3, 183-pound small forward/power forward from Niagara Falls High School in Niagara Falls, New York, is coming off a solid season for head coach Sal Costantino's boy's basketball program.

The progress he made makes him worth watching for the division one college basketball programs this summer on the AAU circuit.

Jermaine's hard work has always been pointed out by Costantino as being impressive. So Jermaine is working on making himself stronger for more consistency near the basket.

Recently, Jermaine scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in an all star event held upstate.

PREVIOUSLY REPORTED:

Jermaine averaged over seven points and six rebounds per contest during the 2010-2011 boy's basketball campaign for Niagara Falls High School.

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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