Many Capital Region basketball players and coaches of the past as well as fans rate Linton High graduate Barry Kramer the greatest player ever to come out of this area. Kramer played for Linton from 1957 to 1960, and he led the Blue Devils to on undefeated season his senior year. He scored 1,003 points during his illustrious high school career. Kramer played his college ball at NYU, where he averaged 29.3 points per game in 1963. It was the second highest scoring average in the nation. Nick Werkman of Seton Hall beat Kramer out for the scoring title that year by the narrowest of margins. The Violet super-star scored 42 points twice at Madison Square Garden, and he was the ECAC Holiday Festival Most Valuable Player. Kramer played in the NCAA and NIT Tournaments, and he was a first round draft pick of the San Francisco Warriors in 1964. He also played for the New York Knicks and the Nets (ABA). Kramer was named to the N.A.B.C. Silver Anniversary Team in 1989.