The book was written in tribute to Paul's late grandfather, Nathaniel Jones, who died while Paul was in high school.
Jones lived to be 61 years old, and in a high school basketball game after he died, Paul scored 61 points in his honor.
Paul released the following statement regarding the book:
"'Sixty-One' is a celebration of my Papa Chilly who helped shape who I am today and what I value.
"His legacy of hard work and service to others is woven through the fabric of my parenting, my community work and how I have approached my basketball career. That high school game where I scored 61 points was a healing moment through basketball and I am thrilled to work with Michael Wilbon to share this story with the world."
The memoir is set to be released in September.