THERE'S a weekend away from British Basketball action for Cheshire Phoenix.

Ben Thomas' side, who saw off Plymouth City Patriots 95-73 last time out, are not back in action until March 23 when they welcome Bristol Flyers.

However, a number of Nix players will be taking to the court this weekend.

On Sunday, the BBL's first All-Star game in more than a decade takes place at the Copper Box Arena.

It will be a North v South contest, with Newcastle Eagles' Larry Austin Jr, a former Nix player, captain of the former. Leicester Riders' Teddy Allen is captain of the south team.

Three Cheshire players - Aaryn Rai, Ethan Chargois and LaQuincy Rideau - are included in the north roster.

South: Teddy Allen (Leicester Riders); Jaren Holmes (Leicester Riders); Matt Morgan (London Lions); Sam Dekker (London); Brad Greene (Bristol Flyers); TJ Atwood (Plymouth City Patriots); Kimbal Mackenzie (Leicester); Gabe Olaseni (London); Tevin Olison (Bristol); Padiet Wang (Surrey Scorchers)

North: Larry Austin Jr (Newcastle Eagles); Jordan Johnson (Newcastle); Tajh Green (Newcastle); Aaryn Rai (Cheshire Phoenix); Ethan Chargois (Cheshire); Jamell Anderson (Manchester Giants); Rickey McGill (Newcastle); Clifton Moore Jr (Caledonia Gladiators); Jalon Pipkins (Sheffield Sharks); LaQuincy Rideau (Cheshire Phoenix).