Live chat: 2012 College Hoops Draft

In a few days, the 2012-13 college basketball season will begin, seven months after Kentucky cut down the nets in New Orleans. ESPN.com will christen the moment with its first-ever college basketball draft.

The rules are simple.

Each participant -- ESPN college basketball analyst Fran Fraschilla, bracketologist Joe Lunardi and ESPN.com writers Eamonn Brennan and Myron Medcalf -- will select five starters, one reserve, a head coach and a venue. There is no set order for their picks. They can take a head coach in the first round if they want. Or they can load up on talent first. When will the first home court be selected? How much value will be placed on securing an elite-level point guard?

We'll tip things off at 1 p.m. ET and the group will offer commentary as each selection is made. We're looking forward to your comments and questions as well. Let the fun begin!

2012 college hoops draft