Ye olde notebook:
If you check the “way too early” 2017-18 college basketball rankings, you’ll see teams familiar to Mountain State fans like Kansas, WVU, Baylor and TCU. As always, the Jayhawks are normally the first of those listed with the others mixed within.
MORGANTOWN — Elijah Macon is out, and the centerpiece of West Virginia’s frontcourt creates a 6-foot-9, 240-pound vacancy some freshmen and sophomores will attempt to fill. But Jevon Carter is back, and all respect due to Macon for the way he matured and then flourished late in his third and final season with the Mountaineers, this is a much, much bigger deal.