Marysville Getchell’s Malakhi Knight was named to the Baseball America high school All-American second team on Monday. (Photo courtesy of Malakhi Knight)

Marysville Getchell’s Malakhi Knight was named to the Baseball America high school All-American second team on Monday. (Photo courtesy of Malakhi Knight)

Getchell’s Knight named prep baseball preseason All-American

The two-sport star and UCLA commit was honored by Baseball America on Monday.

The accolades keep piling up for Malakhi Knight.

The Marysville Getchell two-sport star was voted to the Baseball America high school preseason All-America teams, which were released Monday.

Knight, the state’s top baseball prospect, was a second-team selection. The 6-foot-3 senior was one of nine outfielders to receive preseason All-America honors.

The preseason All-America teams consist of first, second and third teams. On each team, there are three outfielders and 13 total players. The teams are determined from polling major-league scouting departments.

In both 2019 and 2020, seven of the 13 first-team preseason All-Americans went on to become first-round picks in the Major League Baseball draft.

Knight is a recent UCLA baseball commit. He announced his commitment to the Bruins on Dec. 1 after decommitting from Oregon State in early November.

Knight was named Washington state’s Gatorade Player of the Year in baseball last spring, despite the season being canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Knight also excels on the basketball court. He was named The Herald’s 2020 Boys Basketball Player of the Year after leading Marysville Getchell to a breakthrough season that culminated in the program’s first-ever trip to the Hardwood Classic.

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