Upstate Forward Is Open In His Recruiting

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a free look at the individual game and recruiting process of a junior forward prospect from Niagara Falls High School in Niagara Falls, New York ...

Jermaine Crumpton, a 6-foot-5 forward prospect from Niagara Falls High School in Niagara Falls, New York, had to make a tough decision a couple of weeks ago, pulling his verbal commitment away from Canisius after the basketball program fired the coaching staff, according to NFHS head coach, Sal Costantino.

On the change of heart: "He's open, now," Costantino stated. "He's open to any schools that want to recruit him. It's because Canisius let go the head coach."

Jermaine averaged 17 points and 10 rebounds per contest for Niagara Falls high school this past season as a junior.

Previously, 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.

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.

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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