Upstate Guard Should Have Big Year

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a detailed free look at the individual game and future possibilities for underclassman guard prospect Ramir Burton of Niagara Falls High School ...

Ramir Burton, a 6-foot-1 junior guard from Niagara Falls High School in upstate New York, had such a good summer it's likely he'll be a big part of his high school team this winter.

Niagara Falls second-year head coach, Sal Costantino, stated that Burton should receive ample opportunities to help his team win some basketball games this season.


Burton averaged 12 points a game as Niagara Falls High School won five of its six games in the Canisius team camp early during the early portion of the summer schedule.

In addition, Burton scored 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 skilled in the classroom. He carries a 3.3 in accelerated classes.

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