A Killer Gift for a Killer Bee
By Christine Sampson – July 2, 2018
Jamari Gant’s college friends are always surprised when they find out he has appeared in a documentary film.
“They say, ‘Can I see it?’ They’ve been bugging me to watch it,” said Mr. Gant, a 2016 Bridgehampton School graduate who is a rising junior at the State University of New York at Fredonia, and the first in his family to go to college.
On Friday, it was Mr. Gant’s turn to be surprised.
A director and an executive producer of the “Killer Bees” documentary, which featured Mr. Gant and his teammates from the Bridgehampton varsity basketball team, returned to the “Hive” on Friday to present him with a computer. That’s all that Mr. Gant knew. What he didn’t know was the computer was an Alienware laptop, considered by many to be the top-of-the-line choice of programmers and developers. It replaces a different laptop that accidentally fell off of his bed one night when he fell asleep while he was up late working.
“I’m blown away,” he said. “I didn’t think I would ever get one of these in my life.”