Surrey Scorchers are delighted to announce Wake Forest commit Cameron Hildreth has joined the team for the remainder of the 2020/2021 BBL Championship campaign!
The 18-year-old is the number one UK prospect from the class of 2021, having already committed to play NCAA Division One basketball at Wake Forest University in the ACC next season.
He now makes the step up to the BBL to continue his development and preparation under the tutelage of Creon Raftopoulos ahead of his move Stateside.
Hildreth joins Scorchers from Worthing Thunder in NBL Division One where he has played for the past two seasons.
During the 2019/2020 NBL season, Cameron averaged 20 points, six rebounds and three assists as a 17-year-old.
His impressive displays both with Worthing, and also with Holy Trinity Storm in the ABL earned him a call-up to the GB Men’s squad for Eurobasket Qualifiers in November 2020.
He has once again been selected in the initial 24-man roster for the upcoming GB qualifiers against France and Germany.
Hildreth joins American Guards Tony Hicks and Connor Cashaw in the Scorchers backcourt, who both played NCAA D1 basketball.
He also links up fellow Brit Evan Walshe in the Scorchers backcourt, as once more Creon Raftopoulos provides an opportunity to a home-grown prospect.
Delighted to be joining the team, Hildreth said: “I’m really excited to be here.
“Being here is very exciting for me and it’s a chance to prove myself and develop alongside Tony (Hicks) and Connor (Cashaw) – they are going to be good mentors for me on and off the court.
“Being in the BBL is going to be good for my future before I go to Wake Forest.
“Competing with BBL players who have played at a Division One level will help me be prepared for when I get out there – competing with Connor and Tony every day is great for me because they played at the Division One standard.
“Creon is a really nice guy and he’s going to be really helpful for me in the next couple of months.”
Head Coach Creon Raftopoulos added: “I’m very excited.
“Danny Hildreth reached out to me and wanted to help Cam because Elite Sport for Under 18’s cannot go ahead.
“We were more than happy to help out with him coming into the gym with us.
“Once he was in the gym and started working out with the guys, he liked the competition of going up against former Division One players.
“Both Cam and Danny felt that this was the best place for him to be to continue his preparations for Wake Forest.
“I’m very happy to have a talent like Cam come in, and I’m just one of many coaches that will have played a part in his journey.”