Fortes left Angola at the age of just nine and settled down with his parents at Fort Wayne, Indiana.
He started in Junior College at Daytona Beach before he entered Illinois State University.
His pro-career in the IBL minor league, at Battle Creek Knights, Michigan where he could never show his talent.
He decided to return to Angola, to play with Petro. He had his first strong experience at the FIBA-Africa Championship in Kigali in 2009, as a back-up guard.
He had 6.5 points at 40.5%. Great shooter with a great feel for the game, he can bring his overseas experience to the team.
Championnat du monde de basket l Campeonato del mundo de baloncesto l Basketball-Weltmeisterschaft l Παγκόσμιο Πρωτάθλημα Μπάκετ l Svetovno prvenstvo v košarki l بطولة العالم في كرة السلة