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In addition to head coach John Calipari's post on CoachCal.com about the men's basketball's team grade-point average that I linked in the previous post, Calipari also talks about the team's recruiting as well as breaking the news that his mother, Donna, is battling breast cancer.

Calipari hints in his blog post that UK might not be completely done with the 2010 class.

"We are just about done with our current class and I am so excited to get these young men on campus and begin to show them what it means to be a Kentucky Wildcat," Calipari writes.

Calipari warns fans in his post not to compare the 2010 signing class with the 2009 signees, pointing to last year's early games as a warning to how "enormous" the learning curve can be.

"Coming out of the gate, Maui may be the most difficult challenge any team I have ever coached will have," Calipari says in his blog post. "But we all look forward to the challenge of blending our new players with the returnees and continuing to build on our 35-3, Elite 8 and SEC Championship season."

Calipari also writes about some bad news he and his family have received. His mother, who Calipari credits with giving him his drive and his mindset to "dream big dreams," is battling breast cancer.

The second-year UK coach said he will take some over the next few days to figure out the best course of action for her medical care.

"Right now my family's focus is on getting her the care she needs," Calipari writes. "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.

"It would mean so much to our family if we could get the prayers and thoughts of the (Big Blue Nation) directed to my mom as she bravely fights her battle with this dreaded disease. I hope you all understand and I thank you for your compassion and well wishes."

Read the full post on CoachCal.com.

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