UK Issues Statement; Cal's Mother Has Cancer

Kentucky issued the following statement in response to the New York Times article about the NCAA investigating Eric Bledsoe’s high school record.

“Often high profile student-athletes are selected for an extensive prospective student-athlete (PSA) review. Eric Bledsoe participated in the normal academic review process and also an extensive PSA review by the NCAA Eligibility Center and was cleared academically.”

In other Kentucky news, head coach John Calipari revealed on his Website that his mother, Donna, is battling cancer and that he would need to focus on her for the near future.

“My mom, Donna Calipari, is battling cancer and I’m going to spend some time these next few days trying to figure out the best course of action for her medical care. At some point here in the near future, I will tell you all about my mom. For now, please know this is the woman who gave me my drive and my mindset to dream big dreams. She is a fighter and an incredibly strong woman,” he wrote.

“Right now my family’s focus is on getting her the care she needs. I hope you understand this will take me away from Lexington and my focus will shift away from basketball and to providing support, help and comfort for my mom. Anyone who has gone through this knows it’s devastating for all involved.”

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