Upstate Guard Makes Progress In Hoops Game

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a free look at the progress an upstate underclassman guard prospect has made over the past several months, including having a terrific summer ...

The summer was wonderful for up and coming guard prospect Ramir Burton, a 6-foot-1 junior from Niagara Falls High School in upstate New York.

Ramir impressed his high school coach, Sal Costantino, with several improvements in his individual basketball game -- including lead guard responsibilities.

SUMMER IMPROVEMENTS AND PROGRESS FOR JUNIOR GUARD PROSPECT RAMIR BURTON OF NIAGARA FALLS HIGH SCHOOL:

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 produced 19 points in a victory over Canisius High School.

PREVIOUSLY REPORTED:

Niagara Falls High School captured the Daemen Team Camp held in Buffalo, New York. Playing the weekend without three starters, Burton was simply terrific and was the key player for his high school team.

Ramir was awarded 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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