Originally Posted by mojojojo
. A sectional level tournament that awards national points may be called a Level 3, 4, or 5, but it is not on the same tier as a true National Level 3 (there aren't National Level 4 and 5s, just sectional) where registration is open to everyone in the country. It is not considered a "National." This is evidenced by the points received nationally, at one versus the other. A Level 3 National pays off many more points than a Sectional tournament that gives some national points called a Level 3..
From a factual standpoint you are clearly wrong. Each section has one sectional tournament per year that awards the same number of national points as a Level 3 national. This is a link to the SoCal tournament where it states this fact.
As far as the opinion part of your post letís look at the top 8 seeds from the boys 16s draw of the SoCal Sectional
1. Garcia, Gregory 5 star junior (#46)
2. Hewko, Abraham 5 star junior (#43)
3. Dawson, Drew blue chip sophomore (#30)
4. Menichella, Stefan 5 star junior (#39)
5. Bellamy, Robbie 5 star junior (#41)
6. Smith, Logan blue chip freshman (#2)
7. Chiu, William 4 star junior ( #95)
8. Kim, Edward 4 star senior (#183)
National Level 3 tournament the same month
Top 8 seeds
1. Garay, Christian blue chip sophomore #20
2. Benton, Wood 5 star sophomore #45
3. Teague, Dallas 3 star junior #210
4. Evertsen, Parker 4 star junior #186
5. Showers, Will 5 star sophomore #34
6. Harris, Christian 4 star junior #104
7. Yates, Trey 5 star sophomore #61
8. Gotkowski, Trevor 3 star junior #212
Go ahead and make your case as to why the SoCal sectional tournament is easier than the National Level 3.