Cameron Hildreth: British basketball reacts to rising star joining Wake Forest

Highly-rated British starlet Cameron Hildreth has verbally committed to Wake Forest for the 2021/22 season.

And the news promptedย plenty of positive reaction on social media.ย 

The top-ranked 2021 recruit takes the American college route as the next steps in his career, where he will test himself in NCAA Division 1 with the four-time Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) champions.

Hildreth announced himself on the European stage earlier this year, impressing at the EuroLeague Adidas Next Generation Tournament in Lithuania.

Hildreth was part of the Jnr. NBL U16 Boys Playoffs and National Cup in 2018/19

Turning heads

The young guard averaged 25.8 points, 6.8 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 4 steals per game to be named in the ANGT All-Tournament team.

Hildreth has already impressed at pro level with Worthing Thunder in Basketball England's NBL Division One, averaging 20.6 points, 6 rebounds and 3.1 assists last season.

He also starred for Holy Trinity Storm in BEโ€™s ABL school level competition, where he was named MVP of the Southern Conference and has represented Great Britain's U16 and U18 national teams in 2018 and 2019.

Speaking to ESPN, he said: โ€œThe main thing that stood out to me for Wake was the unbelievable staff members, from the education teachers to the team physio to the nutritionist and all the coaches. They all really appealed to me.

"Wake Forest has an amazing setup for the 'professional athlete,' which I really wanted to experience, that lifestyle of a pro basketball player.

"The relationship that was built between my family and the coaches was also something that was important to me, and I feel very comfortable around head coach Steve Forbes and [assistant coach] Brooks Savage, who were both very committed and showed lots of positive energy, which made me feel wanted."

Hildreth with the Storm in 2018/19

Social media reacts

The British Basketball community took to social media to send their support to Hildreth as the news on his future was announced.

Listen to the Hoopsfix podcast with Cameron Hildreth HERE

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