British guard Cameron Hildreth committed to Wake Forest on Thursday.
One of the top international recruits in the Class of 2021, the 6-foot-5 Hildreth confirmed his decision with ESPN and 247 Sports. He chose the Demon Deacons over Arkansas, Xavier, Georgia Tech and Utah.
“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,” Hildreth told ESPN. “Wake Forest has an amazing setup for the ‘professional athlete,’ which I really wanted to experience, that lifestyle of a pro basketball player.”
Hildreth has been a member of Great Britain’s U16 and U18 national teams.
He delivered a breakout performance at the EuroLeague’s Adidas Next Generation Tournament in Lithuania in February, averaging 25.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 4.3 assists to earn a spot on the all-tournament team.
“It was always a dream and a goal to play college basketball in America,” Hildreth told 247Sports. “I want to have a great education to have something to fall back on. And the level of competition, the experience and lifestyle of college players is something I want to be a part of.”
He is the second big commitment in the 2021 class for first-year Wake Forest coach Steve Forbes, who was hired in April to replace Danny Manning. Four-star point guard Carter Whitt from Raleigh, N.C., committed to the Demon Deacons earlier this week.