Anna Leigh Waters: First Overall Pick in MLP Draft

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With the first pick in the MLP Draft, the 5's select... Anna Leigh Waters!

Major League Pickleball is about to get a whole lot more exciting. This past week, the owners and general managers for the teams that make up Major League Pickleball met in Las Vegas to draft their rosters for the upcoming season. This is the first draft since the VIBE and MLP merger, meaning that the pool of players nearly doubled, with some notable names joining the league.


The 5's, owned by Gary Vaynerchuk and Ryan Harwood (who also serves as GM), were tasked with making the first selection in this years draft. They chose fifteen year old pickleball phenom Anna Leigh Waters. Here is everything you need to know about Waters.

Anna Leigh Waters

Q&A with the 5's General Manager Ryan Harwood

Team Results Post Draft

ATX Pickleballers

Cabo ¡Vamos!

California BLQK Bears

Florida Smash

Frisco Clean Cause

Las Vegas Night Owls

Los Angeles Mad Drops

Milwaukee Mashers

New Jersey 5s

NY Hustlers

Seattle Pioneers

SoCal Hard Eights

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