Upstate Junior Hoping For Big Season

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a free look at the individual game of a hard working and improving upstate underclassman who is preparing to play division one college basketball in two years ...

Jermaine Crumpton, a 6-foot-5 and improving forward prospect from Niagara Falls High School in Niagara Falls, New York, is working hard to have a big junior season after having a very successful summer and fall of AAU play.

Jermaine, who will play for play division one college basketball at Canisius in two years, has made such progress over the last year, according to his head coach at Niagara Falls High School, Sal Costantino.

NIAGARA FALLS BOY'S BASKETBALL HEAD COACH SAL COSTANTINO'S THOUGHTS ON JERMAINE CRUMPTON'S DECISION TO VERBALLY COMMIT TO CANISIUS:

"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, and in a championship game, he ripped off 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds showing he can be dominant in two many important parts of the game.


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