Niagara Falls high school is consistently one of the top breeders of D1 talent in New York, and it seems as though the next name added to that list will be 6’1’’ rising senior Ramir Burton.

According to NFHS coach Sal Constantino, Burton has seen interest from several Division One programs including Youngstown State, Elon, Cornell, Boston University, SUNY Binghamton, and New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Burton averaged eleven points and four assists per game as a junior for Niagara Falls last season. “The future looks good for him”, said Constantino in a recent interview with Upstate Scouting.

Part of the reason why Burton is attracting so much interest from college coaches is his efforts in the classroom. Burton recently attended the Hoop Group Academic Elite Camp, a camp reserved for players who have a 3.2 average or higher and the potential to be scholarship players at the collegiate level.  At the camp, Burton won the Most Improved Player award.

Although he may come across as quiet, Constantino assures us that he is an excellent competitor on the court. “He’s a little bit of an unassuming kid he is very quiet, but we’ve really pushed for him to realize how good he can be, and he’s really catching on right now.  He is what I call a quiet competitor. He really likes to compete.”

On the court, Burton is helped by his tremendous length and athleticism for his 6’1’’ frame, and also his ability to be both a scoring weapon, and a true point guard. However, Constantino believes it is his scoring that will be his best weapon at the next level. “The thing is at 6’1’’ the fact that he can run the point and be a scorer is attractive to the college coaches. Not to say that he can’t set the table for guys, but I think he really has the ability to score and you’d hate to see him put that aside.”

With one more year to go in high school,  Constantino believes team success is the top goal that Burton has in mind. “Ramir is a team first type of guy so I’m sure the first thing for him is for us to have team success. We would like to go one step further from last year and get to Glens Falls.”

Upstate Scouting thanks Coach Sal Constantino for answering our questions, and wishes the best of luck to Burton and Niagara Falls next season.

Ross Bentley-Staff writer



  1. Eric Medved says:

    Looks like a strong prospect! Great work Upstate Scout!

  2. Spartans300 says:

    Great article. Strong prospect “uncovered” by Upstate! Good work!

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