Underclassman Worth Watching This Fall

Reporter Mike Sullivan takes a detailed look at the individual game of upstate underclassman Jermaine Crumpton, who competes for Niagara Falls High School in Niagara Falls, New York ...

Jermaine Crumpton, a 6-foot-3, 183-pound small forward/power forward from Niagara Falls High School in Niagara Falls, New York, made enough progress over the summer to warrant some more serious looks at his individual game this fall.

Jermaine's progress can be looked at in several different aspects of his basketball game and on both sides of the ball, according to his head coach, Sal Costantino.

Crumpton was particularly impressive this summer playing in a semifinal playoff game at the University of Buffalo team camp. Crumpton dropped in 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to help Niagara Falls High School defeat Canisius High School.

However, NFHS was lost the title game by Henninger of Syracuse, New York in a tough contest.

Crumpton also competed at another team camp in which he averaged a double/double during his five and a half games of action. He produced 14 points and 10 rebounds per contest.

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 this game.


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.


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


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.


"Jermaine 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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