"We've all grown up as players and especially her," Baptiste says. "She has, I think, matured a lot as a player and her skill and awareness of the entire field as a whole has changed a lot positively."
Having led the Rebels to just the second league title in program history last season, Elby realized one of the biggest objectives of her high school career. Next season she will embark on the first year of another.
Having verbally committed to North Carolina last January after first meeting the coaching staff at a camp and then being recruited at a Florida club tournament in 2009, Elby expects to sign her letter of intent soon.