Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Village of Lyons welcomes Chicagoland’s Premier Basketball School

Village of Lyons welcomes Chicagoland’s Premier Basketball School

The Athlete Within Basketball School has moved its facilities to Lyons.  Providing intense programs and lessons for students ranging from grade school to college, TAW has become one of Chicagoland’s premier basketball schools and has made Lyons its permanent home.

Located at 7930 Ogden Avenue, the newly renovated facility has a professional style basketball court, new bathrooms, showers and an office space. They offer  lessons and programs all year long.    

TAW owner and coach Derek Molis, a Village of McCook native, was eager to work with the Village of Lyons and Mayor Christopher Getty.

“Mr. Molis has a passion for teaching the game and a great business sense,” said Mayor Getty. “The village and I are very proud the school has moved to Lyons.”

Mayor Getty said Molis worked with the village in making sure his school was up to village codes.

Recently touring the TAW facilities, Mayor Getty said he was very impressed with what Mr. Molis had done with the space.

Derek Molis serves as the Captain of The United States Lithuanian Basketball Team, winning Gold Medals in 2005 and 2009 at The Lithuanian World Olympic Games.

Molis will return to Lithuania in June of this year to play in his final Lithuanian World Olympic Games for Team USA.

For additional information about TAW please visit their website at


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