Upstate Guard Worth Watching This Fall

Reporter Mike Sullivan takes a detailed look at the individual basketball game of Ramir Burton, a talented guard prospect from Niagara Falls High School in upstate New York ...

Ramir Burton, a 6-foot-1 rising junior guard from Niagara Falls High School in upstate New York, is a prospect to watch this Fall as he continues to make improvements and progress in his individual game.

Ramir has had an outstanding summer, according to Niagara Falls head coach Sal Costantino.

Burton averaged 12 points a game as Niagara Falls High School won five of its six games in the Canisius team camp several weeks ago.

In addition, Burton produced 19 points in a win over Canisius High School in the Niagara PAL team camp competition held two weekends ago. Ramir's high school team finished 3-1.


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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