“Waltiea is an athletic post player who had a very good career at North Carolina,” said Storm head coach and general manager Brian Agler. “She will have an opportunity to show what she can provide us in both a practice and game environment.”
Rolle was selected in the third round (36th overall), by the Minnesota Lynx in the 2013 WNBA Draft, making her the first Bahamian to be drafted in the WNBA. She then elected to forgo the entire 2013 WNBA season in favor of completing her degree in sports administration and exercise sports science at the University of North Carolina, and playing overseas. Most recently with Haskovo 2012 in Bulgaria’s National Basketball League (NBL), she averaged a league-high 22 points per game and 2.1 steals per game and was second in the league with 13.1 rebounds per game.
A 2013 graduate of the University of North Carolina, Rolle owns two of the top ten best shot-blocking seasons inschool history. Her 89 blocks during the 2013 campaign stand for sixth all-time and her 82 blocks in the 2011 season are good for eighth all-time in North Carolina history.
Rolle joins seventh-year Storm forward Camille Little as the only two North Carolina products to play for the Seattle Storm. She joins Little, Tierra Ruffin-Pratt (Washington), Ivory Latta (Washington), Jessica Breland (Chicago), and Erlana Larkins (Indiana) as the other active Tar Heels in the WNBA.