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Mike Knight
Mike Knight

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Oakland, Calif.

High School:
Oakland High '96

Last College:
Laney College

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 185

Position:
Outfield

Birthdate:
02/04/1977

Experience:
TR

Bats/Throws:
Both/Right



KNIGHT'S HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

GENERAL: Earned four varsity letters in baseball and two in basketball as a guard... FRESHMAN: Went to Saint Elizabeth in Oakland… team MVP and all-league selection… SOPHOMORE: Transferred to Oakland High school and played varsity baseball... JUNIOR: Earned all-conference honors as a centerfielder… named to Oakland Tribune’s Best of the Best team… played varsity basketball averaged 10 PPG… SENIOR: Team MVP for Oakland High… repeated as all-league selection and Best of the Best pick… team won San Francisco-Oakland City Championship… team captain… hit .550 with seven home runs… drafted by Oakland A’s.

MLB Draft: Drafted by the Oakland A’s in the 32nd round of the 1996 Amateur draft.

KNIGHT’S LANEY COLLEGE CAREER

SOPHOMORE (1998-99): Transferred from Odessa (Texas) College and earned honorable mention selection under coach Rob Wilson… played at same JC as former Cougar pitcher Jamaal Gaines and teammate Donny Davis… redshirted in 1997-98 to learn how to switch-hit.

PERSONAL

Michael Lawrence Knight… born 02-04-77 at Oakland, Calif..…parents Harvey and Brenda Knight… two brothers Leonard (26) and Harvey (24)… Leonard played baseball at Fresno State as an outfielder in early ‘90s… has a four-year-old daughter named Nyarah… enjoys playing basketball and lifting weights… worked in the Oakland A’s clubhouse for six years… learned baseball skills from Rickey Henderson, Dave Stewart and Bip Roberts when working for the Athletics… favorite baseball player is Rickey Henderson, who he tries to model his style of play after… has an extensive collection of memorabilia from his working days in Major League baseball… represented the USA on a baseball team that traveled to Japan when he was 14… attended same junior college as former Cougar pitcher Jamaal Gaines and current teammates Tony Dawson and Donny Davis… transferred to WSU from Laney College in August and is pursuing a general studies degree at WSU.

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