Upstate Guard Prospect Has New D-1 Interest

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a free, detailed look at the individual game and recruiting process of upstate underclass Ramir Burton of Niagara Falls high school in Niagara Falls, New York ...

Ramir Burton, a 6-foot-1 junior from Niagara Falls High School in upstate New York, has built on a very nice summer with a solid fall, leading to some division one interest in his skill level.

According to Niagara Falls High School boy's basketball head coach, Sal Costantino, Ramir has has some impressive interest from academically minded schools too.

"Ramir has gotten interest lately from Cornell, Colgate, Lehigh and Brown," said Costantino.


Burton averaged over 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 delivered 19 points in a victory over Canisius High School.


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

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 and is putting himself in a very nice situation for the next year.

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