USC is expected to decide this week whether sophomore De’Anthony Melton will play this season, his attorney told The Times. Vicki I. Podberesky said USC appears to have concluded its investigation into Melton’s link to the college basketball bribery case and is ready to move forward. “I don’t know if that bodes well or not,” Podberesky said. Melton has been held out of all USC games this season after federal prosecutors alleged a close family friend, David Elliott, accepted $5,000 from Christian Dawkins in August to steer Melton to use would-be agent and financial advisor Munish Sood when he joined the NBA.