Designed, in 2007, the men’s basketball locker room matched many of the locker rooms you would see at other NCAA facilities across the country. The design was simple. Custom wood lockers within a circular room with built-in white board space at the front for the coach to diagram plays. While the room was still functional, it lacked the adaptability that much of the rest of the facility had achieved. The 2017 renovation completely changed that. At the front of the room, new black glass walls allow Coach Izzo to diagram anywhere on the wall. Mounted at the center of the front wall is a new large format touch-screen monitor allowing digital diagraming to compliment the analogue.
Lockers were also replaced as part of this project. Instead of the custom wood open locker aesthetic. The new lockers have pocketing doors. The surface of these doors are faced with magnetic plastic laminate panels allowing the coaching staff to fundamentally transform the atmosphere of the locker room just by having new magnets printed and applied. In fact, the first year the lockers were changed at the midpoint of the season changing from a team focused graphic to a player focused graphic.