Upstate Forward Open In His Recruiting

Reporter Mike Sullivan takes a free look at the individual game of Jermaine Crumpton, a talented and improving 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, made some terrific progress in his overall individual game, according to head coach Sal Costantino.

"Jermaine really matured this year becoming our number one scoring threat," said Costantino. "He finished well around the basket and showed a consistant mid range game."

Crumpton averaged 17 points a game as a junior, nine rebounds, two blocks and two assists for Niagara Falls High School during the 2011-2012 basketball campaign.

Costantino said Crumpton is working hard on a few other parts of his individual game. "As the summer comes he looks to work on his ballhandling skills and his three point shooting where at the next level he can play some inside and outside."

Crumpton had initially given a verbal commitment to Canisius but the coaching staff is no longer employed there. "He is waiting to see what happens at Canisius as far as a coaching selection after verbally committing to them earlier," said Costantino.

On reversing his verbal commitment: "He's open, now," Costantino said. "He's open to any schools that want to recruit him. It's because Canisius let go the head coach."

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.


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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