Upstate Guard Expected To Have Big Season

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

Ramir Burton, a 6-foot-1 junior backcourt prospect from Niagara Falls High School in upstate New York, is expected to have a big season for his boy's basketball team after producing a solid summer and fall of AAU tournaments and team camps.

Second-year head coach Sal Costantino of Niagara Falls High School previously told us that he believes Ramir will capture key minutes for his basketball team.

Costantino also stated Burton has early recruiting interest from Cornell, Penn, Brown, Columbia, and Colgate.

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

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 scored 19 points in a victory over Canisius High School at a team event.

PREVIOUSLY REPORTED:

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, making him an attractive recruit.


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