Matthew Rode

Matthieu Rode

Matthieu is a French-Canadian, born in Montreal and raised in France. He played in the French national championships as a teenager. After getting injured, he studied software engineering (while continuing to play in an N3N2 league in France). He returned to Canada to work in software engineering, his basketball dreams being put on the back burner...until a friend told him about the Toundra Open Trials in January 2023. His skills as a marksman and his strong offensive game caught the team's attention, as did his combination of size and athleticism. He is a product of the European approach to basketball, which relies more on collective cohesion than on individual performance.