In 2008 author Malcolm Gladwell stated in his book "Outliers: Story of Success" that to have success in any field 10,000 hours of practice and training must be achieved. Filmmaker and basketball trainer, Devin Williams, captures through the art of filmmaking his passion and love for basketball in the world-renowned YouTube series TEN000HOURS.
Devin Williams burst onto the basketball scene when one of his training videos for a school projects accidentally went viral. The first training video inspired the second, which inspired the third, which inspired the entire Ten000hours series.
Years later, Devin is now one of the world’s most highly renowned basketball trainers. Training players at every level from youth to professional, Devin’s grasp on the core aspects of basketball set him apart from the rest. Devin differentiates himself by focusing equally on the philosophy of the game as much as the mechanics. Devin’s impact on basketball culture has transcended what it means to be a trainer in todays world.
Born and raised in Gardena, California, Devin began playing basketball at the age of 8. After playing for and graduating from Price High School, Devin attended and played for Fresno State University. He then transferred to Academy of Art University in San Francisco, where he would complete his education and basketball career.
For a class project in college, Devin was asked to create and produce a "Day In The Life" video. Lo and behold, the first episode of TEN000HOURS was born. Capturing a "Day In The Life" of a young basketball player and uploading it to YouTube may have been intended for his professor, but ended up going viral worldwide.
Today, Devin travels the world training and engaging with athletes through basketball and film. From the NBA to AAU, the subject's thoughts, ideologies, and the process are captured by Devin. The captivating content embodies the essence of TEN000HOURS training, which is now coined around the world as IN THE LAB. From home to school and the basketball court, Devin's innovative approach to training has been a refreshing bridge between film and the sport.