D-1 Recruit Helps His Team To Victory

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a free, detailed look at the individual game of a division one recruit who has improved on both sides of the ball for Niagara Falls High School ...

Jermaine Crumpton, a 6-foot-5 and improving forward prospect from Niagara Falls High School in Niagara Falls, New York, has had a solid season for second-year head coach, Sal Costantino.

Jermaine has averaged 17 points and 10 rebounds per contest for Niagara Falls high school, a program that is currently 15-4 heading into the semifinals.

Crumpton scored 14 points to help his team upend Lockport in the quarterfinal of the playoffs.

In his best game in 2011-2012 regular season, Crumpton produced 21 points and grabbed 13 rebounds earlier this year.

Crumpton, who will play for division one college basketball program, Canisius, in two years, has another full season to make progress in his individual game.

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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