Career: Petro Atletico (Angola, 1997-01), Primero de Agosto (Angola, 2001-08)
For years, Carlos Almeida has served as the backup for the team's main star, Miguel Lutonda. At 32, his role has diminished although his experience is still valuable to the team. He is a five-time African Champion and has made two appearances at Olympics and also played at two FIBA World Championships. He is described, year after year, as a perfect team player. Almeida isn’t known for having a particular strength, but is rather a good all-round player who is ready to produce coming off the bench. At the 2006 FIBA World Championship, he averaged 10.8 points but after seeing his minutes cut to just 16 per game last year at the FIBA Africa Championship, he poured in 6.3 points per contest.