The Storm drafted Duke center Krystal Thomas with the final pick, No. 36 overall, in the 2011 WNBA Draft. A starter throughout her final two seasons with the Blue Devils, Thomas led the ACC in rebounding as a senior, averaging 10.3 boards per game during league play. She finished her career third in Duke history in blocks and sixth in career rebounds. She was just the second Blue Devil ever to grab at least 300 rebounds in a season.