Upstate Guard Prospect Finishes Off Good Year

Posted Mar 23, 2012

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a free, detailed look at the individual game of a backcourt prospect who had a very good season at Niagara Falls High School in Niagara Falls, New York ...

Ramir Burton, a 6-foot-1 backcourt prospect from Niagara Falls High School in Niagara Falls, New York, had a very good season for head coach Sal Costantino.

Ramir produced a little over 11 points a game and hit nearly 45 percent from beyond the three-point arc.

Due to his progress, some division one college basketball programs were monitoring Burton's game this year. According to head coach Sal Costantino, Penn, Brown, Cornell, Harvard, Elon, Yale, Bucknell, and Colgate have shown the most recruiting interest over the past basketball campaign.


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 3.4 in accelerated classes, making him an attractive recruit.

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