I have an idea/solution: If/When they tear down St. John, build something akin to St. John but with an eye toward a combination of Cameron Indoor and Rupp. Small, but steep seating. Yes... this would be expensive, but we are talking about THE... athletic dept, which basically prints its own money. You can still use the Schott for concerts and Disney on Ice, etc. but how about a basketball only venue... that rocks!?
This program needs a Schott in the arm (Couldn't help it. Sorry). I can't imagine recruiting someone here, who is going to be at an MSU game next week. It's night and day. A lot of people are on Thad about the state of the program, but you bring kids in to that mausoleum and get them to commit.
Just a thought.