Upstate Underclassman Ready For Big Season

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a detailed and free look at the individual game and future of a forward who competes for one of the better boy's basketball programs in upstate New York ...

Jermaine Crumpton, a 6-foot-5 and improving forward prospect from Niagara Falls High School in Niagara Falls, New York, is likely to to have a very successful junior season for second year head coach, Sal Costantino after completing a successful summer and fall of AAU play.

Crumpton, who has already given a verbal commitment to play division one college basketball at Canisius in two years, made significant progress on both sides of the ball after competing in several AAU tournaments and team college camps.

HEAD COACH SAL COSTANTINO'S THOUGHTS ON JERMAINE CRUMPTON'S DECISION:

"Jermaine will be a player that can play inside and out. People may see him as a "tweener" but I think his versatility makes him a prototype MAAC forward."

Costantino believes Crumpton's future is bright and he should be college ready by the time he graduates from Niagara Falls High School.

"With two years left his perimeter game is something we are looking to continue developing. I have known coach Parrotta for some years and think the two are a great fit."

WHAT HEAD COACH SAL COSTANTINO OF NIAGARA FALLS HIGH SCHOOL SAYS ABOUT JERMAINE CRUMPTON'S INDIVIDUAL BASKETBALL GAME:

Crumpton has improved his play near the basket and is a more consistent player on the offensive side of the ball.

"While on an unofficial visit to Canisius, the coaching staff offered him a scholarship," said Costantino in a previous interview.

Crumpton played well at several individual team camps in the upstate New York area.

In one particular event, in a championship game, he scored 23 points and hauled down 12 rebounds displaying the skill level that will help him have a wonderful career at Canisius.


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