And the news prompted plenty of positive reaction on social media.
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.
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 BE’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: “The 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."
The British Basketball community took to social media to send their support to Hildreth as the news on his future was announced.
🗣 “They want me to come in and have an impact straight away and I feel that’s big for me...it’s a challenge but I like taking on challenges and I’m willing to do what it takes to make sure I succeed in that type of league.” - @camhil06 pic.twitter.com/Yxsi0hFC2c— Hoopsfix 🇬🇧🏀 (@Hoopsfix) September 24, 2020
Listen to the Hoopsfix podcast with Cameron Hildreth HERE
Killa Cam! What a player 🏀🔥— Rob Farmer - RF 11™ Bobbie Buckets (@RF_punk_) September 24, 2020
Can’t understate how big time this is - pretty sure he will become just the fourth guard out of the U.K. to go to a high major program.— Sam Neter 🦏 (@SamNeter) September 24, 2020
The others: Steve Bucknall, Karl Brown, & Richard Midgley. Not bad company. https://t.co/GATreXB2gx
I'm really not surprised, fantastic news, such a talented and disciplined player, excited to watch the journey 👍💪👊🇬🇧🏀🙏❤️— Davo (@Davo15375846) September 24, 2020
Walking the same halls as Tim Duncan and Chris Paul before him. This is exciting.— Huw Hopkins (@coach_huw) September 24, 2020
This is the good news and positive movement I was in need of this week 👏🏼🏀— James Jeffrey (@JJeffrey7) September 24, 2020
Seeing the #BritishBasketball community get behind the @London_Lions this week was great. Think it’s safe to say we’ll be behind @camhil06 too 🏀🙌🏼 https://t.co/7Pf06v1WiB
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