Upstate Guard Prospect Hopes For Huge Year

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a detailed look at the individual game of an underclassman who is coming off a very good summer and is expected to be a big part of his high school basketball team this winter ...

Ramir Burton, a 6-foot-1 junior backcourt prospect from Niagara Falls High School in upstate New York, is a player to watch over the next several months since he is coming off a very good summer.

Due to his solid play on the AAU circuit and at some team camps, Burton has generated some recent division one interest in his skill level, according to second year boy's basketball head coach, Sal Costantino.

Coach Costantino did add that Ramir is wide open in his basketball recruiting process.

Costantino said Burton has interest from some highly touted academic schools such as Cornell, Brown, and Colgate.


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 two games in the Prime Time Shootout in New Jersey.

Ramir carries a 3.3 in accelerated classes.

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