Knox School Basketball Star Omar El-Sheikh Signs D1 Contract to Play for Fairfield University Stags

6’8” point-guard joined Knox School’s Prep Basketball Team in December of 2015 and has grown into a standout athlete and student.

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Omar El-Sheikh- 6’8”, from Cairo, Egypt, with Fairfield University Assistant Coach Tom Parrotta at Webster Bank Arena, Fairfield University’s home court.

Photo by: The Knox School

St. James, NY - April 10, 2017 - We invite all news and broadcast media to attend an official NCAA National Letter of Intent (NLI) signing at the Bancroft-Phinney Gymnasium on the campus of The Knox School on Wednesday, April 12, at 12:00 PM. 
 
Omar El-Sheikh (6’8” point-guard) will be signing his official commitment letter to play Basketball for the Division I, Fairfield University Stags. El-Sheikh, from Cairo, Egypt, joined The Knox School’s Prep Basketball Team in December of 2015 and has grown into a standout athlete and student.
 
The Knox School is proud to have been a part of Omar’s journey to success. In his two years at Knox, Omar has been an accomplished student, a productive member of the Knox School community and a consistent, positive personality on campus. We wish him the best of luck as he moves forward in his academic and basketball career. 
 
The signing will take place at the Bancroft-Phinney Gymnasium, The Knox School, 541 Long Beach Road, Saint James, NY 11780.
 
About The Knox School: The Knox School is a 501c3 nonprofit institution whose mission is to provide the opportunity for capable students to excel within a liberal arts program infused with artistic and athletic pursuits, in preparation for higher education at selective colleges and universities. Our philosophy is to provide a diverse student body with a traditional, structured, and familial atmosphere that fosters academic, intellectual, and character development while celebrating individual strengths and talent. Rooted in the six core principles of integrity, kindness, courage, respect, responsibility, and scholarship, the Knox School aims to inspire in each student a love of learning and the desire to continually develop the skills necessary to lead happy, confident, and successful lives in a complex and changing world.