CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Ye olde notebook:
They probably know of Robert Alexander, another school product once regarded in football as Huntington Prep's Andrew Wiggins has been regarded in basketball.
Between those two, though, was a South Charleston product who was the state high school basketball player of the year in 1982: Otmer "Gay" Elmore. He was a two-time Southern Conference player of the year. His jersey is retired at Virginia Military Institute.
He was a big deal at VMI back in the day.
And now his son has a chance to be a big deal this day.
After graduating from South Charleston and attending Fork Union, Ot Elmore is following in his father's footsteps after signing with VMI.
"I'm tickled to death," said Gay Elmore, now a local attorney. "He always kind of wanted to go there. I'm glad it worked out."
The 6-foot-3 son has many of his father's basketball skills.
"He's a couple inches shorter," said Gay Elmore, "but he can really shoot it. He moves and jumps well and is really smart. He has a high basketball IQ.
"His year at Fork Union really helped, too. He's stronger."
Beth Elmore, the player's mother, who also happens to be a local lawyer, said her son will be graduated next weekend from Fork Union, report to VMI for the second semester of summer school and be ready to go this fall.
The Elmores, by the way, have another son and South Charleston product playing basketball and attending Christ School in Arden, N.C., made famous via Duke's Plumlee brothers.
Jon Elmore, 6-4, is finishing his junior year there and has five Division I offers, according to his father. They are from VMI, Gardner-Webb, Wofford, High Point and Texas-Pan American.
Word from up north continues to say current Mountaineer Keaton Miles also might be out. If so, bet that Huggins will sign a point guard.
Also bet that one will either be Daxter Miles or Shadell Millinghaus. Both are intriguing. But, so far, neither has qualified academically.
Daxter Miles has been a standout at tradition-rich Dunbar High in Baltimore. The Poets won their fourth straight Class 1A Maryland championship (their 15 overall titles are the most of any school) and back-to-back city championship behind Miles.
"I know he's being recruited by West Virginia along with a couple other schools," said Dunbar coach Cyrus Jones in a phone interview. "He's being highly recruited."