THREE Cheshire Phoenix players have been selected as part of the historic return of the British Basketball League’s Men’s All-Star Game.

The showpiece event, which is back after more than a decade, sees ten players selected – a starting five and five reserves – for a North vs South showdown.

Cheshire West are well represented, with Aaryn Rai and Ethan Chargois selected by fan vote for the North Starting Five and Trophy Final MVP LaQuincy Rideau picked by coach Gareth Murray for the reserves.

The game will tip off at 3.30pm at London’s Copper Box Arena on Sunday, March 17.

The starting five for each team, as voted for by fans across the globe, is:

Men’s All-Star North Starting Five: Head Coach, Gareth Murray

  • Larry Austin Jr. (C) - Guard, Seriös Group Newcastle Eagles
  • Jordan Johnson - Guard, Seriös Group Newcastle Eagles
  • Tajh Green - Forward, Seriös Group Newcastle Eagles
  • Aaryn Rai - Forward, Cheshire Phoenix
  • Ethan Chargois - Centre, Cheshire Phoenix 

Men’s All-Star South Starting Five: Head Coach, Petar Bozic

  • Teddy Allen (C) - Forward, Leicester Riders
  • Jaren Holmes - Guard, Leicester Riders
  • Matt Morgan - Guard, London Lions
  • Sam Dekker - Forward, London Lions
  • Brad Greene - Centre, Bristol Flyers

Meanwhile the reserves for each roster featuring a player from each of the ten clubs, as selected by Head Coaches Petar Bozic (South) and Gareth Murray (North), are as follows:

All-Star South Reserves:

·       Tevin Olison – Guard, Bristol Flyers

·       Kimbal Mackenzie – Guard, Leicester Riders

·       Gabe Olaseni – Centre, London Lions

·       T.J. Atwood – Guard, Plymouth City Patriots

·       Padiet Wang – Guard, Surrey Scorchers

All-Star North Reserves:

·       LaQuincy Rideau – Guard, Cheshire Phoenix

·       Jamell Anderson – Forward, Manchester Giants

·       Clifton Moore Jr – Centre, Caledonia Gladiators

·       Jalon Pipkins – Guard, B.Braun Sheffield Sharks

·       Rickey McGill – Guard, Seriös Group Newcastle Eagles