Cheshire Phoenix have made their first signing for the the 2018/19 season with the capture of point guard Ashton Khan.

The 27-year-old Canadian, who has previously played for BBL rivals Worcester Wolves, spent last season at Portuguese side SC Lusitania.

A creative left-handed attacker, Khan is renowned for his three-point shooting accuracy and is relishing his return to the BBL Championship with Ben Thomas' side next term.

He said: “I am very excited about joining the Cheshire Phoenix Basketball Club.

"There is a lot of potential at the club and winning the cup last season was great for the organisation. I will be able to bring my BBL experience and leadership qualities as a lead guard to the club.

"Ben Thomas is young and hungry coach and the players will feed off that. I hope to help bring an exciting season for the fans. I look forward to meeting the Cheshire fans and getting the season started."

Coach Thomas is delighted to have acquired Khan's services in the second season of his Nix tenure.

He said: “I am really happy to have Ashton with us next season, holding a British passport means he is one the best domestic players around the league. We are excited to put a group of players together that will excite and be even more successful than last season.”