Upstate Underclassman Worth Watching

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a free individual look at the backcourt basketball game of Niagara Falls High School underclassman Ramir Burton ...

Ramir Burton, a 6-foot-1 rising junior guard, is someone to watch this summer and during the boy's basketball season, according to his head coach, Sal Costantino.

According to Costantino, Niagara Falls High School claimed the Daemen Team Camp held in Buffalo, New York. Playing the weekend without three starters, Burton was simply terrific.

Ramir landed the Most Valuable Player honors by averaging 20 points a game and handing out an impressive eight assists per contest.

Niagara Falls High School won four of its five contests, beating St. Joe's of Buffalo in the final, 69-59.

"Ramir was a mid season call-up for us last year," said Costantino, whose team had an impressive 19-2 record, losing to Jamestown in the playoffs, the eventual state finalist.

Costantino on Ramir: "Burton has good length that allows him to guard different positions. He will be a big pieces of the NFHS upcoming season highlighted with 2 games in the Primetime Shootout in New Jersey.

Ramir is also terrific in the classroom. He carries a 3.3 in accelerated classes.


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