Underclassman Forward Has Tremendous Summer

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a detailed look at the individual game, summer successes and future of talented underclassman Jermaine Crumpton, who will compete for Niagara Falls High School this fall ...

Jermaine Crumpton, a 6-foot-3, 183-pound small forward/power forward from Niagara Falls High School in Niagara Falls, New York, had a tremendous summer of production and progress while playing in some challenging events.

According to his high school head coach, Sal Costantino of Niagara Falls High School, Crumpton has made enough progress to be considered an important part of his program this fall.

SUMMER PROGRESS AND SUCCESSES ON THE HARDWOOD FOR JERMAINE CRUMPTON:

During a semifinal playoff game at the University of Buffalo team camp held a few weeks ago, Jermaine dominated the game with 23 points and 14 rebounds to help Niagara Falls High School defeat Canisius High School.

However, NFHS lost the championship game to Henninger of Syracuse, New York.

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.

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:

"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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