Upstate Forward Off To Solid Start To Season

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a detailed report on the season start for an upstate forward who is preparing himself 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 off to a good start for his boy's basketball team.

Jermaine scored 21 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to help Niagara Falls High School upend Bishop Timon of Buffalo, New York.

Crumpton, who will compete for play division one college basketball at Canisius in two seasons, is expected to be one of the more productive players on his boy's basketball team, 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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