NY Guard Prospect Off To Nice Start This Year

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a detailed look at the individual game and progress of guard prospect Ramir Burton, who is off to a good start for Niagara Falls High School in upstate New York ...

Ramir Burton, a 6-foot-1 junior backcourt prospect from Niagara Falls High School in upstate New York, is off to a good start for his boy's basketball team, according to second year head coach, Sal Costantino.

According to Costantino, Ramir made great strides in many aspects of his individual game, including leadership skills, after having a solid summer and fall of AAU tournaments and team camps.

Penn, Brown, Cornell, Yale, Harvard, Columbia, and Colgate have expressed some interest in his skill level.


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.


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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