Upstate Forward Produces Terrific Team Camp

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a detailed look at the individual game of upstate forward prospect Jermaine Crumpton, who is coming off a tremendous team camp held at Canisius ...

Jermaine Crumpton, a 6-foot-3, 183-pound small forward/power forward from Niagara Falls High School in Niagara Falls, New York, has had a rocking summer of basketball so far. Jermaine averaged a double/double during his five and a half games of action, 14 points and 10 rebounds.

However, he went down with an ankle sprain in the first half of the championship game as Niagara Falls High School lost its only contest in the final.

His head coach at NFHS has been very impressed. "He had a good team camp (Buffalo," said Sal Costantino. "He's also playing some summer AAU ball for a team out of Buffalo (VFI)."

Though Crumpton didn't compete for Niagara Falls High School in the recent Niagara PAL team camp competition, he has made progress in all aspects of his individual game, including defense and perimeter play.

PREVIOUSLY REPORTED:

Jermaine made solid improvements in his individual basketball game. Crumpton's hard work has always an aspect that Costantino has cited to me.

Crumpton scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in an all star event held upstate. He as named a co-MVP of the game.

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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