Upstate Guard Prospect Hopes For Big Year

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a detailed look at the individual game of talented backcourt prospect Ramir Burton, an underclassman from Niagara Falls High School in Niagara Falls, New York ...

Ramir Burton, a 6-foot-1 junior guard prospect from Niagara Falls High School in upstate New York, should land some key playing time for second-year head coach Sal Costantino.

Costantino indicated that Ramir had a great summer and he was impressed with Burton's improvements on both sides of the ball.


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

In addition, Burton ripped off 19 points in a victory over Canisius High.


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 carries a 3.3 in accelerated classes.

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