Programme head coach David Munns said that during the year, athletes would complete an intense curriculum of activities such as team and squad training.
"But the highlight of the programme for all will be attending the Australian Institute of Sport men's and women's basketball programmes to live the life of a scholarship holder," Munns said.
The support of the TIS over the past four years had seen the EDS recognised throughout Australia as a clear best- practice programme, as it provided athletes with opportunities they needed to gain national selection.
2005 TIS basketball elite development squad: Tiri Masunda (South), Cameron Witt (North), Tom Etchell (North), Lauren Dolting (North Launceston Tornadoes), Brooke Howells (North West), Sarah Walker (North), Adam Gibson (North), Hollie Grima (North). Head coach: David Munns; assistant coaches: Rebecca Dick, Chris Symons.
Former members of the TIS Basketball EDS include:
¤Nic Campbell - AIS/TIS scholarship and Australian under-23 squad, US college scholarship.
¤Sam Harris - AIS/TIS scholarship and Australian under-20 team, US college scholarship.
¤Matthew Knight - AIS/ TIS scholarship and Australian under-20 team, US college scholarship.
¤Lucas Walker - AIS/TIS scholarship and Australian under-23 squad, US college scholarship.