The-Skill-Factory takes great pride in helping coaches grow and develop and reach their goals. We are proud to see our coaches reach success at the NBA, Collegiate, High School and Youth levels. Our experiences and relationships in the industry allow us to continue to grow our coaching tree.
“When TSF gave me an opportunity to be one of their player development coaches I jumped at the opportunity. As a former player transitioning from my playing career into coaching I wanted to get on court experience with high quality players who want to get better in the off-season. TSF not only provides great player development coaches for the players but they offer strength and conditioning programs with well respected trainers as well as things to help the body recover after intense training. Watching the whole TSF team work during my time there I not only saw how hard they work but how much they care about each individual they work with. They are always thinking of ways that can make the experience for the player better and how to maximize each players potential. I value the time I spent at TSF not only because it allowed me to grow and learn as a coach but because of the relationships I made with my co-workers and players. I would recommend to any player out there that is looking to become a better player and reach their goals on the basketball court to check out TSF, you will not be disappointed.”
– Shaun Fein, Brooklyn Nets
Player Development Coach
Cam Baskerville graduated from Georgia Southern University in 2013, where he studied Sport Management and had a minor in Business. He has been apart of the TSF family since 2013.
Cam is currently a Video Operations Assistant with the Brooklyn Nets. Previously, Cam was a Video Associate for the Philadelphia 76ers. His duties include, providing advanced in-game analytics throughout the season, creating Player Personnel reports and video edits for opposing teams. Also, Cam produces Player Development video edits of practice, training and in-game situations for individual players on the team using Synergy, Second Spectrum, and Sportscode. He assists with individual pre-game development and practice workouts for players, which mainly consists of instructing and competing against them. Prior to joining the Nets & 76ers, Cam was a Basketball Operations Intern for the Philadelphia 76ers Development League Affiliate, Delaware 87ers.
During his time with the 87ers, he supported compiling and producing advanced scouting reports. led and assisted with overseeing individual player development, which resulted in NBA Call-Ups for 3 different players for numerous teams (Jordan McRae-Phoenix Suns/Cleveland Cavaliers, Sean Kilpatrick-Denver Nuggets/Brooklyn Nets, Christian Wood-Philadelphia 76ers). Cam also gathered intel reports for the Philadelphia 76ers on players eligible for the 2016 NBA Draft and maintained an analytical model in Excel that correlated physical ball placement on the court with possession success/failure. Additionally, Cam has scouted and trained numerous levels of talent from high school to the professionals.
Barrett has been a part of the TSF family from the start. He played on the first club team and now helps in a variety of ways. From assisting with training of NBA players to rising high school stars, Barrett has participated in over 100 individual sessions as well as group training for teams like the Shenzhen Leopards (Chinese CBA). He has also worked summer camps for the Kentucky Wildcats. Barrett graduated from The Galloway School, where he was a captain of the basketball team his senior year, and is now finishing his freshman at The University of Kentucky pursuing a degree in Business Management.
- From Severna Park, Maryland. Attended Severna Park High School
- Played college basketball at the College of Coastal Georgia (NAIA) (2012-2014) and Southern Wesleyan University (NCAA II) (2014-2015)
- After playing 3 years at the collegiate level he finished his undergraduate studies at the University of Georgia where he earned a Bachelors degree in Sports Management
- Interned at the Hoop Group as a recruiting coordinator
- Has worked NCAA Division I camps at Samford University, the University of Georgia, Providence College and Monmouth University
- Trains with top level professional players, coaches, and strength coaches during the off-season in Athens, Greece
After studying journalism at Syracuse University, Nick Gibson moved to Spain, Turkey and then Argentina covering international basketball for the BBC, SLAM Magazine and his own website and podcast, Euroleague Adventures. After two years roaming the globe, the Atlanta native returned home in 2014 to take a job in the Atlanta Hawks’ front office as an International Scout and Basketball Operations Assistant. His duties with the Hawks ranged from scouting the NBA’s top international draft prospects, to managing the Hawks’ scouting database, to assisting with player development sessions on court.
After two seasons with the Hawks, Nick joined The Skill Factory with an eye on expanding the company’s international reach and adding a scouting element to TSF’s arsenal. In the Summer of 2016, Nick spent four months with the Shenzhen Leopards basketball club – two months in Atlanta, two months in Dongguan, China – helping them train, coordinating their diet and consulting with the club on their offseason plan, ultimately recommending players for the club to sign. Nick is also passionate about his work on the youth level as a club coach and individual instructor, and is currently studying with the National Academy of Sports Medicine to become certified as a Personal Trainer.
A graduate from Ramapo College of New Jersey with B.S. in Social Science, Coach Hicks started his career off at Bloomfield College in New Jersey where he was a part of three conference championship teams in which one team made an historical run to the Elite 8 in 2012. During his time at Bloomfield College, he was named team captain and received All-Conference honors. Coach Hicks finished his college career at Ramapo College of New Jersey where he helped guide the Roadrunners to the NJAC conference playoffs while averaging 18 points per game (led the team). Terry was named team captain and received All-Conference honors as well as surpassing over a 1,000 points in his college career. Coach Hicks started his coaching career as an Assistant Coach at Tennessee Prep Academy out of Memphis, TN and is now entering his second year with The Skill Factory Post Grad Program.
After being a top 100 high school player and a star in the ACC, coach Vernon Hamilton played in both the NBA and internationally. After a 7 year playing career, Coach Vern transitioned into coaching where he was a part of the Clemson University coaching staff as well as a TSF coach. With TSF Coach Vern leads Pro/Elite workouts, including Pre-Draft training and NBA mini-camp. Coach Vern is now a member of the Dallas Mavericks coaching staff.
Darrell Hykes (born March 29, 1971 in Okolona, Mississippi) is a former American amateur basketball player. Darrell is The Skill Factory’s Assistant General Manager and also the Director of Team America Basketball. Darrell brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to TSF, specifically in the area of youth basketball, having received sports related training and/or experience from Duke University, Pima Community College (AZ), Universal Class, NFHS, NCAA, Positive Coaching Alliance, AHA, GHSA, and the Atlanta Hawks, just to name a few.
Darrell was an All-Conference player at Okolona High School (MS) his 9th grade year and helped his school secure their first North Half State playoff berth, the following year. Darrell’s senior year highlights included beating the #10 Aberdeen Bulldogs and posting a 35 point performance against The Houston Hilltoppers, in which he had nine (9) three pointers. Hykes continued his amateur career while serving in the United States Air Force, where he would win two (2) base championships and earn a spot on the Davis-Monthan AFB (AZ) traveling team.
Darrell began his coaching career in 2012 at Welcome All Park in College Park, GA His team finished the season with a 3-5 record. Since that time, he’s focused on his ultimate goal which is to take beginner and novice youth basketball players, on road trips (specifically to US capital cities) where they can experience the thrill of playing basketball. To date, Team America has been to seven (7) US capital cities and played in well over 100 games locally.
Darrell is married to Temeka Evette (Jones) Hykes of Decatur, GA. They have three (3) children, DJ, Sasha, and Devin.
- Graduated from Harrison High School in 2015
- Played all 4 years in high school and started 3.
- Scored 1,000+ career points in high school.
- Played collegiately at Pfeiffer University and Chattahoochee Tech
- Assistant Varsity and Freshmen Head Coach at Harrison High School
- Assistant/Skill Development Coach at Chattahoochee Tech
- Helped capture a 20 win season and send 11 players to D1, D2, NAIA and JUCO in first year.
After a successful 13 year professional playing career, Coach Ernest goes from being TSF client to TSF coach. Aside from a professional playing career that has taken him to Germany, Greece, Spain, France, and the NBA D-League, Scott has worked at basketball camps at the University of Missouri, Davidson college, and the University of Florida. He has organized and led youth basketball camps, in Birmingham and Chicago, and put together a series of HS exposure camps throughout Georgia that have led to over a dozen players receiving college scholarships.