By Isaac Akugizibwe
KIU, Main Campus – Peter Obleng is a player who symbolizes KIU Titans’ ambition to remain a dominant force on the local basketball scene for a long time to come.
Just 18 years old, the Buddo Secondary School Senior Five student was spotted by Titans’ brilliant scouting team for his undeniable skill on the ball and a physical presence moulded for the basketball court.
Obleng combines height, energy, agility and brilliance to produce a compelling aura of skill only amplified by his physical appeal. His exceptional basketball skills have earned him widespread recognition in a sport dominated by players in the evenings of their playing careers.
The plundering swingman played out a pivotal role to help his school win back-to-back East Africa Championships in 2018 and 2019 before signing for KIU Titans in 2020, the same year he was called up for national duty with the silverbacks’ team that represented Uganda at the FIBA Afro basket 2021 qualifiers.
The athletic youngster who only begun playing Basketball in 2016 attributes his work ethic to his mother, who he cites as an inspiration and his long-time desire to play like Washington Wizard’s American star man Russell Westbrook.
Obleng is considered one of the greatest assets for the future at KIU Titans despite being one of the most dependable players currently in coach Brian Wathum’s team this season.
His main focus is now on seeing KIU Titans win the2021 NBL championship and dominate basketball in Uganda for many more years to come.